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Why The New Drugs For Hiv Aren't Being Tested On People

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...patients. How Does Resistance Develop? HIV usually becomes resistant when it is not totally controlled by drugs someone is taking. However, more people are getting infected with HIV that is already resistant to one or more anti-HIV drugs. The more that HIV multiplies, the more mutations show up. These mutations happen by accident. The virus doesn't "figure out" which mutations will resist medications. Just one mutation can make HIV...
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my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years tested testes HIV Positive in her seventh month of pregnancy and i tested negative, since we were together i tested regulary and she didn not, she used to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rapid test) is done. If positive, a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, must be done and come back positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...husband, it is possible, if your husband has not been tested in the past 10 years and if he had unsafe sex with an HIV-positive person or shared IV drug paraphernalia in the interim, that he could have contracted the virus and been infected since... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rapid test) is done. If positive, a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, must be done and come back positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western... Read more »

Pregnancy and HIV Positive

I am pregnant with my third child and my HIV test results came back Positive (Western Blot) and HIV ANtibody test shows reactive. My test results do not show that ELISA screening was done. My last test was in 2006 with my second child and I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rapid test) is done. If positive, a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, must be done and come back positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western... Read more »
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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) ... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...CD4 count goes below 350, you're at a high risk for developing potentially dangerous illnesses, so it's best to begin taking HIV medications before your CD4 count hits 350. To view frequently asked questions about the CD4 count test, click... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making... Read more »
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New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

Time to find a new doctor?

Posted by acriado, 3 Replies
...news. I only see my HIV doctor every 5-6 months over a period of 6 years. I get the impression he really does not know me as a person or how living with HIV/AIDS disease and medication side effects really impact me and my ability to live a... Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...from raped but all my testing negative my gf she is neg and I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative I have did few hiv rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 6 months... Read more »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja? Read more »