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Mark Holodniy, M.D.

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Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C., is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and the director of the HIV Clinical Program and Public Health Research Center at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Holodniy is a member of several professional societies, including the International AIDS Society, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and the American Society for Microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of America. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several peer reviewed journals and grant funding agencies.

Dr. Holodniy has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, editorials and abstracts on HIV-related topics. His recent HIV journal articles include evaluation of experimental medications for HIV infection, assessment of quality of life in HIV infected patients and cost effectiveness of HIV testing.

Dr. Holodniy received his medical degree from Northwestern University, Chicago, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at Stanford University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, and is also certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Medicine Specialist.

Latest by Mark Holodniy, M.D.

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Is Your HIV Viral Load Normal?

An expert HIV doctor explains viral load testing, what "undetectable" and "unquantifiable" really mean, and how to make sense of your latest numbers.

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My hbv viral load test result is <3.8IU/ML?

My hbv viral load test result is <3.8IU/ML? What should i do no? Is there any serious or worry?

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my vdrl is 1:32 after treatment it is same as before treatment am i safe

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hepatitis B?!

Hey Dr, I'm hiv positive gay male on atripla with decent cd4 around 700 and undetectable viral load. I hooked up with someone..we Only kissed each other... I received oral sex from him for 4 minutes maybe but i didn't ejaculate in his mouth...i rubbe...

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Positive RPR 1:1 negative FTA

I was tested positive for Syphilis. Titer 1:1 w/negative FTA-ABS. The Physician referred me to the Health Department for a second test and treatment. Could this mean its most likely a false positive? I am very concerned and would appreciate your repl...

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Positive TPPA but Negative RPR. Is this Syphilis?

Ive had the following tests done: January: - Positive Treponemal AB (unsure of the method used) - Negative RPR - Negative MHATP - All other STDS were non-reactive and negative. April: - Positive Treponema Pallidum AB, Particle Agglutination - Negativ...

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Break from medication

Is there a moment when one should be instructed by a medical officer to stop the medication especially when the viral load becomes undetectable?

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medication change, lab results

Hello doctor, I ve beed taken of tivikay truvada an put to tivikay combivir for a month due to a supply issue. I switched back . However my 6 month vl and cd4 count should be done next month. Should I wait for longer until the body readjusts. How dan...

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Hello, I am curious about one issue with my labs: I have been undetectable for several years, yet my CD4 count has been falling. It would seem logical that if my CD4 count lowers down, then my Viral Load should start to rise up, shouldn't it? Isn't a...

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MMR IgG Negative

Hi, With the recent news about measles outbreaks around I asked my primary care Dr for an MMR IgG test. All came back negative for immunity (not surprising as I was vaccinated back in the 1960s). Question is, my ID Dr said I shouldn't get a booster s...