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HIV Resistance Testing

What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance. The "wild type" virus is the most common form of HIV. Anything different from the wild type is considered a mutation. An antiretroviral drug (ARV) won't control a virus that is resistant to it....
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herpes test

Dear carol, Is a neg antibody for herpes 1 and 2 at 105 days a conclusive outcome outcome? No blisters of any kind....
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Yes,It sounds like you are negative for herpes. I hope the test you had was Herpes I/II IGM and IGG. If both are negative you have never had or been exposed to herpes if you have a good immune system. Happy Holidays.Carol... Read more »

Can HIV meds cause false HSV IgG test results? (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2011)

Hi, I work in a crime lab and about three months ago I was accidentally exposed to biological fluids, so as a precaution I was put on HIV medication (Combivir) for 30 days as PEP. I recently just had blood test for STDs and it was negative for HIV,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Could the HIV medication have caused the false positive HSV results?" "Could the medication have caused my body to make antibodies for HSV?"The short answer to both questions is no! The longer answer is hell no! Regarding... Read more »

Kindly help me

Hello,my age is just 26i had a sex with a stranger in 2003. there was intercourse alos. the penis has been in contact with vaginal fluid during the entire act. also her eyes use to glow and there was fresh wound on which she sprayed blood. what...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry you are doing so poorly. The tests indicate that HIV is not the cause of your symptoms. It is not possible for me to diagnose you through the internet. You should find a good internist or GP that you trust, perhaps someone recommended... Read more »

I Implore You Kind Sir

To my Favorite Doc,I want to start off by saying that I was thrilled to read that the mayor of San Francisco had allowed gay marriages the other day. If you and Dr. Steve decide to get hitched (or maybe already did!), I wish you too all the best...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi College Stud,Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV seroconversion. Your only risk would be unprotected oral sex, which carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. Frottage ("dry docking" for those of you who don't have a... Read more »
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Freaking Out:Jblue and Other Kind Souls!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey People...I don't know what to do:Every symptom that seems to be worht a look and is associated with HIV ,I seem to have,I'm NOT imagining these things:
Anyway long and the short of it is I started out with bumps on my penis and subsequently what... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

What kind of test is this???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys!!
I've just reading my hiv test after 60 days, it's negative.
The method is:
EIA Ag recombined.
My question is: Is this an antibody test or an antigen test???
I'm looking for your reply.
Kisses from Italy

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