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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...months, if possible. "Baseline" is an initial reference value. This is usually measured when you first test HIV-positive or when you start antiretroviral treatment. Viral load (See fact sheet 125 ): This measures how quickly HIV is multiplying. Lower results are better. The best is "undetectable," but this does not mean "zero." This test shows how well your treatment is working. Get a baseline test and every 3 or 4 months. Resistance...
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Dr Bob I won the CVID lotto! Did I win HIV lotto too? I think you were wrong this time! HELP

Dr Bob,I recently wrote you...I was the heterosexual with the bad virus/bacterial infection FOR 7 days in the ER that they could not diagnose...no IV drugs, no homosexual encounters...my illness was 3 1/2 years ago. Now my neuropathy is back. Well I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...These were before I met my partner.. Based on my test results I told my partner was negative. I have never had any "symptoms" of HIV ie: conversion illness etc.. Given my past history is a Viral load test warranted? I ask only because apparently... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis screening for A, B and C 4. STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.) 5. Tuberculosis skin test 6. Toxoplasma IgG antibody 7. Pap smear for women 8. Fasting glucose and lipid panel 9. T-cell subsets (CD4, CD4%, CD8, CD4:CD8... Read more »

My first doctor visit after testing positive

I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected 12/08. From what I observed in his waiting room on past visits I doubt his patient demographics include many HIV+ folks. What do I want to make sure he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...panel3.Hepatitis screening for A, B and C4.STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.)5.Tuberculosis skin test6.Toxoplasma IgG antibody7.Pap smear for women8.Fasting glucose and lipid panel9.T-cell subsets (CD4, CD4%, CD8, CD4:CD8... Read more »

IGG2-subclass deficiency (UPDATE) (IgG SUBCLASS DEFICIENCY, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a blood exam which showed my overall IgG level to be quite low, but still normal: 704 (normal range 700-1600). However, it turned out that I now don't only have a IgG2-subclass-deficiency, but a combined IgG2- and IgG4-subclass...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Dude,Here's the scoop on your IgG subclass deficiency and my take on your negative 12.5-week HIV test. IgG2 is the most common IgG subclass deficiency and may Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. ... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...dangerous strains of HPV would require regular follow up screening with an anal pap smear. HPV enhances susceptibility to HIV infection. Current research from the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA has found that, not only... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was held to recognize the need to: Prevent HIV infection in this age group Understand the unique health effects of the virus in older HIV-positive people Improve... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted as a child in US health statistics. In 1992, almost 1,000... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...enzyme activities carried by both HIV virions and envelope proteins. These Nagalase carriers were already complexed with anti-HIV immunoglobulin G (IgG) but retained Nagalase activity that is required for infectivity. Stepwise treatment of... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...myself at risk having unprotected sex with two women of unknown status for extended periods of time. I wasn't thinking about HIV in the heat of the moment(or at that time) or else I would have protected myself better with condoms. Fast forward... Read more »

Doctor Niel Constantine

Posted by Trophy
...HIV Antibody Assays HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter September 2001 Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine Introduction General Read more »