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Avatar n tn I live in British Columbia Canada and they provide excellent treatment to those infected with HIV. I am currently working in a foreign country and if I get tested I will be deported and wish not to arrive home for Christmas with hiv and no job - I would rather arrive home four months later with more money in the bank a place to live and then get treatment. But I am not sure if I getting early treatment is important? Waying that aside the depression that will set in if I must go home.
Avatar n tn It was most likely a combo test since that is the standard test given in Canada (I live in Canada) All blood tests in Canada are 4th gen and only rapid tests are 3rd gen. I confirmed this with an HIV clinic. Remote areas might not use the 4th gen but in Ontario I would definitely say it was a 4th gen. Your results are conclusive. 12 months is only if you are using antibody only testing. I highly suspect you had a duo/combo test.
Avatar m tn My 23 year son was in Toronto , Canada for the last nine months and has come back to India just today morning. He says that during the month of July (on 13th of July) because of depression he went to a prostitute and had sex with her. He says that she has applied condom on his penis before the sex but he says that the condom became loose at the end of the sexual intercourse and was filled with fluid. He also says that he might have swallowed her breast milk.
16584782 tn?1449398004 1-Patients coinfected with satellite virus (HDV) 2-Patients combining ART (antiretroviral therapy ) with natural medicines 3-Patients suffering of hypertensive on treatment that combine their treatment with ART or natural medicines. 4-Patients on direct natural medicines. Yes ,you may feel good and be ready to take peg when your hbsag quanti drops , but weigh the consequences very well . You may have a low hbsag ,but developed fibrosis , or damage your liver .
Avatar n tn Serine Protease Inhibitors Many companies have pursued drugs designed to inhibit the HCV serine protease enzyme, based on the success of protease inhibitors in HIV treatment. As with HIV, the hepatitis C virus encodes a protease enzyme essential for viral replication. However the HCV protease has proven a more difficult target due to the shape of the molecule. While many compounds have demonstrated antiviral efficacy in vitro, few have moved into human studies.
Avatar f tn I achieved RVR in three weeks, from start of treatment. I've been reading serveral medical documents of studies that say, for G-2s and G-3s, 12 to 16 weeks may be long enough to achieve SVR. I'm a G-3. I'm curious what some of your opinions on this matter are. It is not something I would do, I would not take that chance -- I'd be to paranoid. Still there are studies that show that 12 -16 weeks come within a breath's difference of achieving the same response as 24 weeks in SVR.
Avatar n tn Has anyone used Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for HVC related liver and other intestinal damage? I'm on a transplant list with a MELD of 15. I never opted for Interferon. Late in the game when HVC was discovered and I have the most resistant genotype. It was highly recommended by my primary heptologist, but one of the country's most respected infectious disease specialists told me last year I would just have been injecting side effects. It's my second time on the list in 2 years.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn I have posted questions before regarding my concern on starting with entecavir treatment, or any viral treatment whatsoever. Altho my dodtor told me to start with entecavir on Sept 28, 2011, I did not start with it. What I did was to drink the "miracle drink", i.e I juice 2 small apples, a carrot and a beet (sometimes potato instead of a beet) and had it every morning when I wake up on an empty stomach for almost a month.
Avatar n tn However (CATIE, Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange) the governing body for HIV research in Canada says a duo test is conclusive at 28 days or anytime after. I personally spoke with the medical director and she stated the window period is 4 weeks for the Duo test. That information is also stated by HIV experts such as Dr. Handsfield and Dr. Hook (World reknowned HIV experts) based on numerous seroconversion panel studies. The 90 day window period refers strictly to Antibody only tests.
Avatar m tn 1) Are these more specific HIV or other STD symptoms or is me discoverying them out of anxiety.) 2) Any knowledge of unanimous STD/HIV testing in Canada 3) Does these symptoms coming in stages mean anything? Please your urgent response is highly appreciated as I am worried about passing on any illness to my wife.
1092101 tn?1256959649 Hello, 20 yr old male from Canada. I met another man and had a sexual experience with and although we never had anal sex he did rub his penis up against my anus for awhile. My rational mind wants to tell me that there should be no reason why I should be concerned about HIV but my degrading health tells me otherwise.
Avatar n tn If I understand you correctly, you are looking for free medicine to help fight hepatitis C. There are groups in this country that do this sort of time, i.e. ship medicines out of the country for those in need. I believe the way it works, is that individuals and hospitals in this country donate unused medications to the organization then ship them overseas. You might want to do a search under "donate medicine" and see what you come up with.
1427492 tn?1285307693 Maybe its just me getting used to the medication, although I do not plan on being on it for long as its not covered at all here in Canada. I was 8 years clean off heroin started using again 2 months ago tried doing a methadone taper to quit but still ended up using so I am using the sub to get some normality in my life again and plan on coming down in a month or so although I hear it may be hard to come down.
Avatar m tn For the most part, I believe that the treatment is working. However, when the skin heals after blistering I'll occasionally still see very tiny marks on the skin. I'm not sure if these are the remaining warts, or whether it is scar tissue and I'm merely being obsessive. Is there any definitive way to tell the difference? Further, since noticing the first round of warts (5 or 6) I've found about one more once a week for the past 3 or 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn Hello Doctor, I'm a 20 year old male living in Canada. Exactly 44 days ago, I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female escort for about 10-15 seconds and I let her ejaculate in my mouth. At 2 and 4 weeks after this event, I had Duo HIV tests (I think this would be a 4th generation Elisa?) which came back negative. However, I've been having flu-like symptoms for the past two-three weeks.
Avatar f tn blood test cannot show liver damage at all and also ultrasound cant, if you are so unlucky to be in US you have the wrost healthcare, even worst than third world countries as regards hbv you have been lucky they didn t treat you, in US they prescribe antivirals easly and prior entecavir and tenofovir, so about 2006-2008, they used weak hiv antivirals that made resistance to hiv and lost much business......the same happened with hbv.
Avatar n tn The risk from giving a blowjob to an HIV-positive man not on treatment is at most 1 in 2,500 (or 0.04 percent per act). The risk of contracting HIV during vaginal penetration, for a woman in the United States, is 1 per 1,250 exposures (or 0.08 percent); for the man in that scenario, it's 1 per 2,500 exposures (0.
1024580 tn?1331577721 Romero and others, in their article describing an excellent and diligent long term study failed to identify any risk at all in transfer of HIV from an HIV positive to an HIV negative partner through oral sex. In total 19000 episodes of oral sex were documented amongst 135 heterosexual couples over ten years and in 34% of these episodes the HIV positive male ejaculated into the HIV negative females' mouth. (Romero J et al.
Avatar f tn Is Hiv testing mandatory while your pregnant? I live in ny and today when i went to my ob the front desk wanted me to sign a paper for hiv testing and she said it was mandaroy and required by law BUT ON THE paper clearly said its voluntary any input??! I got tested in july and i know im clean just gets me upset that they said its mandatory i refused to sign and the lady was really annoyed and angry. Is this true??
Avatar n tn In 59 other cases, however, there was no indication that the patient had undergone any medical test or treatment that would indicate the presence of a cancer. (In 10 other cases, which Clark diagnosed as HIV infection, there was no history suggestive of AIDS. In the rest, it was not clear whether the patient had been medically diagnosed with cancer.) Judging from the reports, Clark's judgments were based entirely on the results of her own peculiar diagnostic tests.
Avatar f tn The top 2 HIV experts in the US (Dr. Handsfield and Dr. Hook who have over 30 years experience in the field) and i'd say in the world and many others say it is conclusive at 4 weeks and have scientific data based on seroconversion panels to back it up. They have cared for thousands of patients and have never seen a 4 week duo turn positive. Ever. Agencies are conservative and haven't caught up with the advanced testing techniques used today.
Avatar f tn I have known being the carrier for about 10 years (probably since birth). I first started treatment since Jan 08, due to very high load of DNA (almost 600m copies) and high AST, ALT (200, 600 respectively). Echographie abdominale shows Liver were functioning well (all following tests showed same result). As prescribed by doctor, I have been using Baraclude since. After 6 months treatment (Jul 08), ALT, AST were back in normal range. Virus count dropped to less than 30K copies .
Avatar m tn After finding out about the window periods I stopped having sex with her and I had 2 HIV tests done at 5 weeks and 6 weeks, both were HIV I/II antigen antibody tests and came out negative and had a hep b/c test done at 8 weeks which was negative, also tested liver and kidney function which came out fine. Now I have so much anxiety about every symptom..
Avatar f tn Anyone else go through similar after treatment or after having to stop treatment prematurely? Is this a result of coming off the treatment drugs or .. what?
Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, I'm a 20 year old male living in Canada. Exactly 44 days ago, I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female escort for about 10-15 seconds and I let her ejaculate in my mouth. At 2 and 4 weeks after this event, I had Duo HIV tests (I think this would be a 4th generation Elisa?) which came back negative. However, I've been having flu-like symptoms for the past two-three weeks.
Avatar m tn If chronic and depending on where you live antiretroviral treatment should be explored. I know in the US, they now advise anyone with HIV to start treatment, regardless of their HIV viral load. The cocktail they give for HIV takes care of keeping the HBV in check. The active drug for HBV is Viread and I think the FDA recently approved the new HIV cocktail with TAF, which is still Viread but a lower dosage that has less toxicity.
Avatar n tn Five months is more than enough time, no matter what HIV test was used, in India or any other country. Whatever is causing your symptoms, it isn't HIV. Anxiety or depression sounds like a good bet. Also, nobody has ever been proved to catch HIV by receiving oral sex. NEVER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IN 20+ YEARS OF AIDS! There have been such reports, but I stress "proved". If it occurs, it is too rare to measure.
Avatar f tn Here is some info on people with HIV/HCV coinfection that states basically that even in those with HIV, lower cd4 counts during hep c treatment do not cause significantly more infections. So for those of us without HIV, I would imagine it would be even less likely that low Cd4 would be terribly problematic. "Hepatitis C treatment and CD4 cell count Even if you are on HIV treatment, interferon can cause your CD4 count to drop.