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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 1:10240

Hello DR This is my current test result before 7 month I treated from Dr during that ist. Test result was 1:47639 So concerned is that I am married how this disease is harmful for my wife and her pregnancy

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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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Hy Doctor. I had been tested positive for syphilis with VDRL titre 1:16 reactive and 1:32 minimal reactive. I received 2 penicillin injections with gap of 21 days . But the titre has settled at 1:8 and is not moving down even after taking pentids 400...

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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...