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Avatar f tn I have read that HIV can produce heterophile antibodies that will trigger a false positive mono test and that ulcers are a sign of early HIV. I have also read you can get HIV from oral sex. My question is, are both of these things true and might I have HIV?
Avatar m tn Hi, i did a HIV diagnosis 4 weeks after a safe sexaual intercourse wtih a unknown person. the result came as -ive. but today the doctor told me that it will take 6-8 weeks for HIV virus to turn +ive. is that true?
Avatar n tn i tested positive. i guess it's all over now. i know there drug cocktails i can take, but they cost alot and i dont have the money. im poor, black, gay, and now i have HIV. thanks for your support everyone but i guess i have no one to blame but me and me trusting other people.
Avatar f tn 89 E SEDIMENTATION RATE 40 Hepatitus A AB/Total - Positive Elisa- Positive Western Blot - Indeterminent MultiSpo - Reactive HIV-1 RNA, Ultra, PCR - 330025 HIV RNA (log 10) 5.52 My question is, does this information mean in fact that his is HIV positive? And if that is what this report is saying, could it be possible that one (or a combination of many) of the abnormal factors could be swaying the results?
Avatar n tn You might try the living with HIV community, not the HIV prevention community.
Avatar n tn feverish after getting up from sleep. am i hiv positive??? How can I check a swollen gland. will be grateful if u help thank u.
Avatar m tn Your risk for HIV is relatively low and certainly lower than your risk for chlamydia which is both much more common than HIV and much easier to catch if exposed. HIV rates in Singapore, like elsewhere vary in terms of who your partners are but in general they are not excessively high. With regard to your question about the time it is taking to get your test results, in general chlamydia tests are done at different locations than HIV tests and on different schedules.
Avatar m tn do these symptoms mean i am hiv positive. i was told to come for a test at 6 weeks, i cant stand the stress from day 1, today is day 22.
Avatar m tn The doctor said, it's not in my bloodstream yet. Also on that same day i tested NEGATIVE on HIV. Three weeks after having tested negative for HIV I went to get tested again by means of oral swab 1) is it possible that i contracted this virus (HSV-2) 2years ago and it's just now being active? How long is the window period for this? 2) is it now safe to say i don't have hiv? how long is the window period for this virus before it can be detected in your blood stream?
Avatar m tn My partner was tested for HSV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. She came back positive for chlamydia as well. She was not tested for HIV. I waited three more weeks, and I was tested again for everything HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HSV. All tests came back negative. I realize now that I did not wait to hit the 6 week benchmark; I waited only 5. I had the blood test done on me.
Avatar n tn Dear doctor, The IDC specialist informed me (Sep 25) that I had HIV false positive diagnosis, but I find it very hard to believe. Something doesn’t make sense. The reason I asked for my first in 07 HIV test just out of curiosity during my first medical exam in 5 years. Below is the summary of the two tests that been done to me: May 25, 07-> HIV 1 ELISA positive HIV 1 WB indeterminate with gp41 (+-) and gp40 (+-). (+- means a weak band) HIV 2 ELISA/WB negative.
Avatar m tn Many sources and case scenarios have shown that the WB has too many flaws to use for an accurate and quick diagnosis of HIV. Many people who test positive on the RNA PCR test, and with hundreds of thousands of viral copies / mL still test negative on their WB. I believe WB is a very poor confirmatory test to the ELISA. The CDC is starting to believe this as well and these standards could change. I have been trying to 'bury the hatchet' in regards to whether or not I have HIV.
Avatar m tn You don't test for AIDS, you test for HIV. Only people who are HIV + can get a diagnosis of AIDS, which is diagnosed with very specific criteria. 3 months is conclusive, so you tested WAY beyond the window period. You don't have HIV.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 37-year-old man, and 6,5 months ago I had a risky exposure (unprotected sexual contact) with a woman with unknown HIV status. 6,5 weeks after this exposure, I had several symptoms such as fever for a week, sore throat, one swollen lymph node under neck and severe muscle pain. At the time of my illness and also 3 months and 6 months after the contact I was tested negative for HIV with Ag+Ab testing.
Avatar m tn And your sexual history certainly suggests a near-zero risk of having HIV. I will be surprised if your PCR returns positive or if other evidence shows you actually are infected. Also, the chance an indeterminant result indicates a true positive result depends in part on information you don't provide, specifically which "bands" show up on the Western blot confirmatory test.
Avatar m tn Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
98010 tn?1305903335 I have a niece who is living with a friend that just found out he is HIV positive. What can she do to help her friend through this difficult journey? What precautions should she be taking for herself (just roommates, nothing intimate)? Thank you for your help.
Avatar m tn as your doctor told you, it can take as long as 3 months for the blood tests for HSV to become positive. As far as HIV is concerned, the sorts of bumps that you describe is not suggestive at all of HIV. Your risk of HIV from the exposure you describe is low. A standard HIV antibody test will detect about 90% of infections acquired 4 weeks earlier and would be strong evidence that you did not get HIV from the exposure you describe.
464347 tn?1207796417 Hello Kirsam, I really sorry to here about your husbands hiv positive diagnosis, this is devastating news, I personally apologize to you for the commentary posted above here. I don't know why people make it a habit of responding inside of posts they have no interest -or- intentions of offering anything of worth. This forum can be surprisingly less helpful than most people would expect it to be at times.
Avatar n tn I have been seen by several doctors but have yet to receive any firm diagnosis. However, after countless hours of researching and consulting my sister (OB-GYN), I am almost positive I have a chronic yeast condition. This is the forth time these symptoms have occurred in the last 8 months.
Avatar n tn You can't use symptoms to diagnosis HIV. They never match up and are often too non-specific. Have to wait the 3 months and test.
Avatar f tn I have been HIV positive for about one and a half years. My question is, how long do people usually have this before getting AIDS? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/293014'>Numbness and Weakness in left hand and feet</a>.
Avatar m tn This is the HPV forum. You might be able to get more information on the HIV prevention forum. Note that the "Living with HPV forum" is only for people with a positive HIV diagnosis, and these sort of questions are not permitted there. Here are 3 great resources for you: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/HIV-Prevention/show/117 (expert) http://www.medhelp.org/forums/HIV---International/show/383 (expert) http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn Also I read on some of the forums that there is a 1 in 1000 chance of catching HIV from having sex with a HIV positive girl. Is this true? Any reply much appreciated as I am very concerned.
Avatar m tn hello, i had one encounter with a sex worker who i believe recently was diagnosed as positive with hiv. she had a noticible rash around her mouth and i had a small cut on my penis. She gave me fellatio unprotected, and we had brief vaginal sex with a condom. i did not ejaculate in her mouth. i felt a slight painful sensation 2 hrs after the encounter. I began to get worried, and 3 days later i noticed two blisters on my penis. i was then tested for herpes (blood, culture) , gon.., chyl...
Avatar n tn Marcis is correct the vertical transmission rate is very low 5% or less. This rate is higher if there is hiv co-infection. The baby will test positive for up to the first year because of mothers infection, but this does not been the baby is infected. The child can be tested after the first year of life. You can however find out if the baby is infected before the first year by testing RNA levels which is a RNA PCR test that can be done at 3 and 6 months to confirm results. Hope This Helps!