Can They Tell If You Have Hiv From Biopsy

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Have you had patients you had to biopsy to find HIV?

Hello Joe,Have you ever had patients that tested antibody and PCR and bDNA negative, but still didn't feel right and ended up testing positive from a tissue sample rather than those tests? Is ImmunoFlourescent screening better than other...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear M.No there have been no patients that have been diagnosed only by biopsy. Even "elite controllers" with undetectable viral loads will have anitibodies since it is their immune systems that keep the Read more »

Liver biopsy & HIV

Can liver biopsy results indicate present HIV infection? Read more »
The Body

A Cure for HIV?

...blood cells) were missing -- and now he was seemingly cured of HIV. Immediately, I questioned whether or not the doctors had biopsied some of the places that HIV likes to hide out (the brain, lymph areas, etc.) where it is not detectable by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...If there is damage (scarring,) HCV treatment may be necessary. Why Do a Biopsy? Even though they can be painful, liver biopsies have several benefits. They are the best way to assess liver damage. The HCV viral load test does not show if... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

...HIV gains access to these cells mainly through microscopic breaks in the skin that occur during sex." The research team took biopsies of genital skin tissue from eight HIV-negative men and women who were infected with HSV-2. These biopsies were... Read more »
The Well Project


... Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping Bleeding Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken and examined under microscope) "Good prognosis" KS: No internal organ involvement ... Read more »
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