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TPHA 1:5120

My vdrl is Positive and TPHA is positive dilution 1:5120.what it means

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What all test are required to check vdrl

I have checked vdrl test and it shows reactive 1:8 that means what ...?? And further what should i do

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Viral load increase

I recently was undetectable and then 3 months later my viral load is 7000 even on my meds what happened how do I fix? I missed one to three doses usually Im good just have been under a lot of stress but I wanna fix it and fast. Does staying on the sa...

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spots on spleen?

A woman in prison who is living with HIV was taken to the ER and told she has spots on her spleen. She was not given any more info. What could it be and what tests should she ask for?

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Antiretroviral and detection part two

Thank you Dr. For answering my question about how quickly you can become untectable. Assuming that since antiretrovirals can show undetectable levels in as little as a week, am I correct in thinking That if you took yourself off the meds that you cou...

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Proviral DNA(RTI,PI,Int Inhib) Not Performed

Recently, my doctor ordered this resistance test. When the results came back, it stated that the test could not be performed, probably because sufficient DNA could not be collected. A repeat test was performed and the same non-results came back. I ha...

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Persistent low CD4 count for 7 years

Hello, sir. Im a gay man turning 55 this summer. When I was diagnosed in 2012, 48 years old, my CD4 count was only 90. In the 7 years that have passed since the numbers have varied from 70 to a maximum high of 290, with a non-detectable viral count....

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Low VL - High CD4

I've been on Genvoya since March 2016 and was undetectable within a month. Recently, in December 2018, my VL was 250 on lab test (I realized my vitamin was having interactions with the Genvoya. In January, the VL went down to 50. March 4, VL was at ...

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Vdrl

HAVE VDRLPOSITIVE 1:2 . DOCTOR NOT GIVING MEDICINE WHAT TO DO.

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Rpr 1:4

My rpr titer was 1:4 , two years back,Ive completed 3 doses of penicillin shots, but my recent rpr titer still shows the same 1:4 .. im worried if treatment was successful