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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests

TheBody regularly partners with some of the leading HIV care providers in the country to bring you information about every aspect of HIV/AIDS -- prevention, treatment, legal issues, mental health concerns, you name it. This section on understanding HIV-related lab test results is a prime example: Throughout these pages, you'll see questions from real folks, along with answers from top experts in the field.

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Hi can I take my purbac double strength and arv's at the same time

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Interpretation of Viral Load Laboratory Results

2,991 copies/mL 4,995 IU/mL The detectable range with this method is 34 - 10,000,000 copies/mL (57 - 17,000,000 IU/mL) The method used for HIV-1 Viral Load PCR is COBAS TAQMAN HIV-1 Version 2.0 The quantification is homogenous for all sub types of HI...

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My tppa results was not same

I have this situation where my tppa result was not same. Fist month 1:2. Second non reactive third 1:1. But on that duration i dint do any std. How the result so confusing. At what stage i need to im with penecelin

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Questions about Syphillis Treatment

In 2011, i was diagnosed with syphillis and was treated with 2 shots. In 2017, I was asked why I was given a treatment because my results were nonreactive. Today, received a call about my RPR being reactive at 1:2 and my TPPA nonreactive, which was t...

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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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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 ...