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Avatar n tn HHH When you refer to 6-week HIV test being 99-100% conclusive, does this include testing with the OraQuick Advanced Oral test? Will both HIV-1 and HIV-2 produce antibodies at the same rate? Thus, does the 6-week timeline hold for both types of HIV? Many people mention a Generation 4 ELISA test. I have done a lot of hunting and have been hard pressed to come up with testing locations for this (including my own GP and the local STD hotline); can you recommend somebody who does these tests?
Avatar n tn I kinda know where you are now and it will get better. Trust me! As for testing for HIV - and I am going on my personal experience here, I tested @ four weeks and it came back neg, I also had a rapid test done @ 87 days (12 weeks\3 months). My doc told me that the only real reason to have another test done was for peace of mind, rather than any clinical need. Again, this was my experience. Listen to what your Dr tells you.
Avatar m tn its a really really really hard time on me now.no concetrate on work every time just think about it.i know i m free of hiv coz i have done my 7 months hiv test and all std,s Negative.one thing when i came back home from that person house i dnt know after 3 days why i started search on internet for hiv this thing make me worry.why they peoples says they have some mental illness symptom.so i m thinking why i m same like those person because my hiv tests are negative so why i m going crazy.
Avatar n tn Once the body's immune system cells are invaded by HIV, there is no cure. Cell entry is believed to occur within 72 hours. In animals exposed to HIV-like viruses, treating more than 72 hours after exposure does not prevent infection. As to the second question, I don't understand why you "remain confused". But the facts are these: Oral sex is not just a theoretical risk. It is a real risk, but the efficiency of transmission is low.
Avatar n tn It is too late to take the medication to stop an acute HIV infection, called PEP. The window period for HIV testing is generally agreed to be 6 weeks now with todays advanced tests. 8 weeks should be absolutely conclusive. That being said, I don't thnk you need to test based on your exposure. Oral is extremely low risk and the CDC hasn't conclusively documented a case of orally transmitted HIV.
Avatar m tn JC's position on Lymes in an ideal world is noble. I applaud her for her staunch beliefs. But BELIEFS and FACTS don't always equalize. I can believe the sky is camouflage, but facts tell me differently. Alot of the scientists that are researching this feel this bacteria is "just too darn smart" as it keeps evading ANY treatment regime. Most known bacterias do not operate this way.
Avatar n tn amazingly I'm doing very well with work and my girlfriend as well. I think they are the two things keeping my head on straight. Any words of wisdom.......
Avatar n tn toxicology studies on multiple animal species before testing in humans, at various doses, and lengths of time. 3 month tox study is being done as we speak. Others do tox studies too, so they are not the only ones. 2. 2 different cardiac studies done on all patients in the original trial, no one in the trials had any changes at all, and they were detailed studies. This was apparently done because of BILN 2061, and remember, that lead scientist is now employed by VRTX. 3.
Avatar n tn i start it to work because i need money to pay for the university ok so i start to work in a hospital but im not working in the hospital itself there is a unversity near that hospital where students learn practical ok when they send me to Throw garbage bags i feel that there is something from inside that bag touch my hand then i looked to see what there is inside that bag and i saw some medical needles the sudents i thing use them on that unvirsity to learn on animals and people that what i thi
Avatar m tn This is so much fun! NIH article on Mycoplasmas causing Leukemia http://www (dot) ncbi (dot) nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC276898/?page=1 NIH article on human tumors and leukemia http://www (dot) ncbi (dot) nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC276898/?page=1 NIH article on Mycoplasma Fermentans Incognitus and what it does to immunosuppressed individuals after T cells are damaged. http://www (dot) ncbi (dot) nlm.nih.
Avatar m tn No one ever suggested that I avoid dental procedures and regular cleaning did not seem to cause any problems. Perhaps the antibiotics you're already on could serve some prophylactic effect if you do decide to go dental. The sun was something else altogether, though. Maybe it's related to how melanin-challenged we are. All I know is that even the heat in a warm car made my skin feel like it was smoking, and sun exposure set off rash.
Avatar m tn Honestly, I know the researchers hearts may be in the right place, but sometimes I wonder where there heads are at. I mean shouldn't there be some mention of what stage of liver disease they were testing on...and where they saw benefit vs. harm?
Avatar f tn About three weeks ago, I started noticing something that I could not see jumping on my arms when I would sit on my sofa. Then a week later, I was awakened in the middle of the night by something crawling on my body but mostly my legs, neck, ears and head. We had a pomeranian dog and, though we had not actually seen any, we assumed that it was fleas so, we gave him a flea dip and bombed the house with some products recommended by our local Petco, to kill the fleas.
Avatar n tn I too seem to suffer the exact symptoms, as is always the case it is nice to know you are not the only one suffering these symptoms. For me they seem to come and go and are mostly on my right & left arm & right leg, I have also had on occasions small blisters on the roof of my mouth towards the back (I am not sure if this could be linked but having thought about it a bit the thought now crosses my mind).
Avatar m tn The only other things I have going on that MAY be related, is an upper back pain/numbness... unknown cause. Been going on for years though. No diagnosis. So basically I'm out of ideas, and about to go insane. It's terrible at night not being able to sleep because of that feeling, and not being able to sleep with my girlfriend because I keep her awake with my constant moving around and itching...
Avatar m tn They seem to love the trash and the sink (different fly?). Up to 6 months ago I felt like a bug was crawling on me when I sat on my couch and bed (different apartment), our first assumption was bed bugs and we treated the house (using bombs) for these, the crawling feeling slowed but never fully stopped. We recently moved (2 months ago) and I felt the same thing on the couch and bed, even worse actually. So much so that we had to throw the couch out.
Avatar f tn there is a spot on my nose that i've rubbed raw washing, trying to get these "things" out of my pores. these are not whiteheads, nor blackheads. these are clusters of white or fleshy hard and sticky plugs-- not filled with anything, but they stick straight out from the pores. They are not bumps. If I rub the area w/ a towel they do not rub off at all. I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin.
Avatar m tn Many of the posters in the HIV Prevention Community get hung up on the 1 in 10,000 figure often cited for the risk of receptive oral sex (and the 1 in 20,000 figure for the risk of insertive oral sex). But where did these numbers come from? It seems that a lot of people seem to think that there was some kind of massive study involving thousands of people where transmission of HIV was observed in 1 in 10,000 acts of oral sex. Not even close.
Avatar n tn Ah yes, it does sound like we're talking about the same thing! My doctor didn't go into details about the surgery because it's not something I need to have done at this time, but it sounded to me like a minor procedure, not something serious. She did say that the surgery would leave a small, visible scar. Here is some information I just found online on About.com: "Sebaceous cysts most often disappear on their own and are not dangerous. Occasionally, they may become inflamed and tender.
Avatar m tn Clinical Evidence Many of the available clinical studies linking magnesium deficiency with joint pain have been performed on laboratory animals. A study published in 2000 in the journal, "Archives of Toxicology," found that magnesium deficiency was associated with joint weakness and cartilage abnormalities in dogs. However, some studies on humans have also linked magnesium deficiency to certain joint pain conditions.
Avatar m tn According to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), just one organism — methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA — kills more Americans each year than the combined total of emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, and homicide. A 2015 report, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron estimates that by 2050, the annual global death toll from antibiotic-resistant disease will reach 10 million, and the global cost for treatment will be around $100 trillion.
Avatar n tn I think the doc will tell you that the 3 month result proves you dont have HIV never mind the 6 month negative. Do you own any animals or work with animals? The reason i ask is that if they look like flea bites they just might be that, or could it be a heat rash? anyway whatever it is you can be sure HIV is not the cause. Wait for the doc but i am sure his response will be similar. all the best.
212401 tn?1193805392 What do you think when a primary care physican tells you to go home and have unprotected sex with your husband all because i tested negative at 6 weeks and he has checked my nodes twice over a period of 6 weeks apart??he also states he knows more about hiv testing than Mass.i will tell you this if i put my husband and children at risk i think i will have a lawsuit . What do you think of this ?? Do you think i will turn positive/?
Avatar m tn We only discuss HIV on this forum. And as said, you had zero risk. Only ways adults get HIV is from unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.
Avatar f tn Deadly contagious disease like Feline Leukemia, FIV (cat form of HIV), and FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) are what come to mind first in this situation. If these cats were out side my house, I would start by blood testing the sick one first. If one has any of these diseases, than it is very possible that they all do.
Avatar n tn Based on risk assessment and your symptoms, I would not have recommended testing. However, HIV clearly is on your mind, and undoubtedly my reassurance will not be sufficient. You should get tested just to ease your mind. Assuming you have no other HIV risks, you can be certain the result will be negative. So just get tested and mellow out in the meantime. Your only problem is the anxiety over your infidelity.
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Avatar m tn But even though receptive anal sex with an infected partner is the highest risk sexual practice there is, on average only about 1 in 200 such exposures results in HIV infection. And it remains highly probable your partner doesn't have HIV. If we assume a 1% chance your partner had HIV despite his belief he does not, then the calculated odds you would catch HIV come to 1 in 20,000 (0.05 x 0.01 = 0.0005).
Avatar m tn What I don't understand s WHY they are still testing this stuff on mice? What about just giving it to people? Cancer patients what tolerate up to 20 mg of this stuff? So Why not give us 7-10mg and and see what happens in six months. Today these companies can do real world clinical trials and really help people right here on line on these forums. But we have nobody from Gilead come here and at least SPEAK with us.
Avatar m tn you need to do follow up testing according to the testing time line Chlamydia gono, trick, NGU - 7 days post HIV- 3 months Syphilis- 6-8 weeks HSV- 3months Those testing times are conclusive.