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How Long Does My Husband Have?

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS. He had thrush, cryptococcal meningitis, and now the fly. His counts are holding steady (undectable at times) but he's so frail looking. How long can one live like this?

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Titer from 1:8 to 1:32

I was preciously treated for syphillis and my previous labs showed RPR titer 1:8. My most recent labs show RPR titer at 1:32. Does this mean I was exposed to syphilis again or does the titer fluctuate without re-infection?

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Potential exposure to tuberculosis?

Hi, I'm a 40 y.o. Asian gay man living in Saigon, Vietnam. I've been on meds since 2012 and have been undetectable since then. Perfect health: I bike to work, do yoga, eat well, I have a great career and a great partner. I work in a university and on...

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Hepatisis b

My test result show my IUml is 574 does it mean I have acute hepatisis B?

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Please help me

I'm undergo ARV for a year I had my anniversary laboratory test last month and the result of my Viral load is HIV-1 RNA detected HIV-1RNA detected <34 copies/ml It says HIV-1 detected but outside linear range of quantification what do...

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HIV medication equivalent?

Im currently on Descovy tivicay and prezcobix but Im having trouble adhere to a twice a day regimen is there any alternative available now or any coming up soon or is there a study I can join ASAP. Please help

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Syphilis

Hi am 25years old male ,On August 2018 I had taken penicillin 2.4 for Syphilis 1:64 and on 23rd January 2019 I got tested again and my titre went down to 1:32 ,so my doctor given me another shot of penicillin Why my titre doesnt went down to zero in ...

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?'s abt "high" RPR

Hi, my husband had blood work done&his RPR(Quant) was 1:4 *high" ending with them telling him he has Syphilis...No other bloodwork has said this in our 4 years together. So got a PCP appt (4wks later)& we both stressed this test result til then. His ...

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Syphilis titer still the same after 1 1/2 month while pregnant

My rpr titer is still 1:32 after treatment I have been retested two times after treatment in the last 1 in a half months and it still hasn't went down and I'm 24weeks pregnant should I be worried.

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Sir if VDrl - reactive Hbs ag - nagctive HIv aids - reactive 1 Anti hiv non reactive Which stage?? Is any cure??