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Avatar m tn Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small.
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 4) How common are other Sexually transmitted baterial infection (beyond the two I was tested for) 5) if the symptoms I discribed were due to HIV, would an HIV anitbody test come up positive after three and half weeks from exposure (mine came back negative).
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 m tn And even in babies, the risk is lower than most people realize. When a newborn is nursed by an HIV infected mother not on treatment, on average only about 15% of the kids become infected by 6 months of age, despite swallowing a few ounces of mild every day.
Avatar f tn but they will get it from your newborn if you refuse so by new York state law that would constitute that HIV testing is in fact mandatory right?!?! Lol I mean....you can get tested with a harmless blood draw of they can draw blood from your newborn. One or the other is a law and must be done Sooooo.......I don't really see how she was lied to. I say decline it. Get another OBGYN who does the same thing....
Avatar m tn RNA PCR tests are most frequently used for screening blood donations and donor organs for HIV, while DNA PCR tests are used for testing newborn babies born to HIV positive mothers. Both types of test can be used to measure the amount of virus that is present within a person's body (when they will usually be referred to as 'viral load' tests).
3191940 tn?1447272317 and now,57days after the massage(27days from i finish my PEP treatment),i also made the HIV antibody and Antigen test (Chemiluminescence test ) and HIV RNA test (20 copies),both showed negative.so i am eager to know if i am safe now,do you think there are more tests need to be done?thanks! !!
Avatar n tn Even in the most disadvantaged populations, routine strategies have prevented newborn HIV infections, i.e. automatic testing of pregnant women and treating the positives. And the very rare HIV infected kids are almost all on treatment, which prevents them from infecting other people. So even if some of the kids in your child's class come from high risk populations, the chance any of them has transmissible HIV is exceedingly low.
Avatar m tn g. as a result of AIDS/HIV or chemotherapy treatment). Women undergoing hormonal changes, like pregnancy or those on birth control pills. Denture users. Smokers.
Avatar m tn as a result of AIDS/HIV or chemotherapy treatment). * Women undergoing hormonal changes, like pregnancy or those on birth control pills. * Denture users.
Avatar f tn At this time, no matter what sort of test you have, the results will be definitive and when you see that your test result will be negative you can then be sure that you did not give your wife HIV and the both her recent illness and your child's thrush are coincidence, not HIV. The exposure you describe is low risk. Although you do not remember all of the encounter, what you remember was condom protected and thus no risk. Why would other sex be condom protected if your first sex was not?
Avatar n tn The RNA test (which is also called a viral load test) is used in the treatment of people already infected and in treatment for HIV. The DNA test is simply a positive/negative test which can detect very small levels of HIV in a person's system. As noted also, the PCR tests can show a false positive for several reasons and this is the primary reason they are not recommended (along with their expense).
55646 tn?1263664409 Nationally, there are at least three different studies beginning for the treatment of genital herpes. First, the Genocea phase one (first in humans) trial. Instead of an oral medication to treat herpes, Genocea out of Boston has taken the approach of stimulating the immune system to respond more robustly to the herpes virus in people who are already infected with the virus.
Avatar m tn I never experienced any symptoms so far. But still the fear of HIV remains in the mind due to the above incident that took place 11 years ago. Should I rather treat this as a major concern? Inspite of my comfortability, I went for some STD tests recently. I got negative for all except HSV-1 that came up positive (HSV-2 came up as negative). I neither have a history of oral sex with anyone nor have any cold sores so far.
372206 tn?1235171893 That is NOT true!! Don't panic Chitten! I take an asthma medicine called Advair which, if you don't rinse and gargle each time afterwards can give you thrush. I'm lucky enough to have not gotten it but I know that HIV & AIDS are NOT the only causes. Yikes! Now for pregnant treatments, I have no idea. Sorry@!! You could check w/ a pharmacist, too.
Avatar m tn That is correct, newborns are also screened with an HIV PCR. That is because a positive serology in a newborn may not indicate true HIV infection, as antibodies could be simply acquired through breastfeeding. So HIV PCR is very useful in a variety of settings to screen and/or diagnose HIV. But this does not apply to ANY forum users here. Get a serology test at a proper time and then move on with your lives.
Avatar m tn how come he has yeast infection at this age, it usually affect newborn, those on cancer treatment, and those with immunodeficiency" ... he was skinning me with his statement. Guys sorry but please help me out... what would have happened: perhaps I am one of the 0.005% unlucky people who contracted it from BJ due to autoimmune disease.. I can accept it.. but what if I had Hi-viral load, had dry mouth due to smoking and my son licking the yogurt cover straight after....
Avatar n tn Based on my web browsing, it seems that thrush is common in HIV victims, newborn babies, and older adults. As I mentioned I am a 26 year old male, who is in very good physical shape, and eat pretty decent, so I don't really fit in with any of that criteria. What are the chances that I have contracted HIV from this? I know the best solution here is to get an HIV test, although I am waiting until 2 months has gone by so I can get more accurate results.
Avatar n tn LOOSE-SOMEHOW YELLOW OR BROWN-WITH MUCUS-NO BLOOD-WITH PIECES OF UNDIGESTED FOOD SOMETIMES-NO OR VERY LITTLE PAIN IN MY ABDOMEN-I SLEEP NORMALLY-USUALLY MY STOOLS STICK TOGETHER like the stools of newborn babies. CAN ANYBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT MIGHT THIS BE? IS THIS SOMETHING SERIOUS? COULD IT BE THE EFFECTS OF MY ANXIETY BECAUSE I ALWAYS KEEP THINKING ABOUT THIS? OR COULD IT BE THE EFFECTS OF TAKING ANTIBIOTICS FOR A LONG TIME?
Avatar m tn Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT, or vertical transmission) of HBV is one of the most important causes of chronic HBV infection[6] and is the most common mode of transmission worldwide. Maternal screening programs and universal active and passive immunoprophylaxis of newborn have reduced dramatically the HBV transmission rates by 95%[7]. However, vertical transmission is still responsible for a significant number of cases of chronic infection[8] and remains a serious problem.
Avatar n tn how does the hep c virus affect a person? I do not feel sick nor have any symptoms of any illnesses. Is there a treatment? Is the treatment mandatory even if you do not show signs of illness? Is hep c fatal? How long can I live with the hep c virus? I am 34 and have a newborn baby. She is only a week old and now I am scared to death that I won't be around to watch her grow. Please help me understand this virus. Thank you!
Avatar n tn in the state of Tennessee if a woman becomes pregnant while on methadone it is ILLEGAL for her to stop treatment and illegal for the clinic to discharge her as it could kill the baby. So a person could go to the clinic for their ENTIRE pregnancy and not pay, and still not be discharged..it is that dangerous for the mother to stop treatment. Also, many mothers who are addicted to opiates are FORCED onto methadone to keep from losing their child to DHS.
Avatar f tn I am not sure why use posted here. Why get tested for HIV 3 times? HIV is not the only cause of fungal Candida infections. An immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body you can develop Candida infections. If your doctor can't help you, get a second opinion. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Most people cannot maintain the same level of activity during treatment that they could before, but some lucky few can. Generally, after treatment, little by little, all of the energy returns. This seems like a good time to treat if it is what your doctors recommend based on your medical history. Your liver is not going to improve without treatment. Best luck!
Avatar n tn For newborns, one at birth, one at one month, one at four months, before a newborn can be REASONABLY considered HIV negative. DEFINITIVELY requires a negative antibody test at 18 months. For an adult with repeat indeterminate results, two negative DNA tests must be used to diagnose.
Avatar m tn When my husband was first diagnosed with Hep C he was then tested for HIV and vaccinated for Hep A and Hep B to protect his liver. He then had an ultrasound and a CT scan to look at his liver. After that he had a liver biopsy to determine the health of his liver. Since I'm not a doctor, I do not know how many of these steps you can take since you're pregnant. Chances are most or all of these steps will need to wait until after your baby is born. It's fine to wait.
Avatar f tn I know its possible for a newborn to contract gonorrhea from the amnortic fluid.. there was a c section and the baby still contracted gonorrhea... but how common is it and how does it accur?... why some doctors believe its not possible?.. if an infant 3 weeks old was given antibiotic and 2 weeks later still show signs of the disease...is it safe to give that infant more antibiotic..
Avatar f tn So my question Would you have baby first or treat first ..
2213615 tn?1340194344 What would happen if my baby got herpes during delivery or as a newborn? About a third of the time, newborn herpes affects a baby's skin, eyes, or mouth, but not his other organs. If that's the case, he may have sores at delivery or develop them up to four weeks later. They typically turn up between 1 and 2 weeks of age. Herpes lesions usually look like blisters and can appear anywhere on a baby's body.