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Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers ...

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Dr. Bob, Although it might sound strange, I enjoy skinny dipping in the Lake. I usually do it where there are no people around so I don't freak anyone out...plus I am really not that well hung!!. Is there any risk of catching hiv or hepatitis in the ...

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Dr. Bob, Although it might sound strange, I enjoy skinny dipping in the Lake. I usually do it where there are no people around so I don't freak anyone out...plus I am really not that well hung!!. Is there any risk of catching hiv or hepatitis in the ...

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I has Dx'd w/ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (primary, CNS)(stage II) and went through the CHOP-Rituxan chemotherapy, and am in remission. Along w/ that Dx, came another Dx a week later: AIDS. I had a CD4 count of 250 at the time of Dx, now it's 400 (been on...

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What to Check Under the Hood

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers ...

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False Negative?

In what cases would people receive a false negative on an HIV Elisa test? Is it very rare to receive inaccurate results? Thank you

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what are the percentage?

Hi Dr. Feinberg, can you tell me please what is the percentages of people who are newly infected with HIV will having symptoms durning their seroconvert peroid? thanks..

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ARS and early seroconvertion

Just a short question: Is there any relation between severe ARS symptoms and seroconverting earlier than asymptomatic people? Thank you.

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opportunistic infection

Is appendicitis more common in HIV+ than neg. and can it be considered an opportunistic infection in someone that is HIV+

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Chronic Bronchitis

I have read in many places that chronic bronchitis is associated with a weakened immune system. Knowing that bronchitis is common with cold weather, I was curious if it is associated with ARS or does your immune system have to greatly weakend to see ...