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Avatar m tn I am just wondering for the sake of our dear posters who they should believe about a conclusive HIV window period because I get so many PMs asking why does the community forum say one thing & the expert forum say another?It really has become a talking point.
2073572 tn?1334301007 The antibody test may take three months to become positive after the infection of HIV in such cases. Those who think that they may have been infected with HIV, are generally asked to wait at least for four weeks before going through the HIV tests. If in the first test no antibodies detected then the follow up test should be done after completing three months after the assumed exposure.
Avatar m tn There have been many cases of HIV and HCV Coinfection in recent years mostly from shared iv drug works.There are 170 million people around the world who have HCV and around 40 million who have HIV.I have asked Hiv experts and the responses are divided and split down the middle about 50/50.The question is: DOES HIV and HCV Coinfection DELAY THE WINDOW PERIOD and THE PRODUCTION of DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES?The HIV FORUM--THE BODY says YES our EXPERT DOCTORS HERE AT MEDHELP SAY NO. Opinions please.
Avatar m tn AASLD is an organization of liver disease specialists who publish annual treatment guidelines. Google AASLD 2009 hepatitis C treatment guidelines to find a copy. The mouth sores are a sign that the main drug, interferon, is reducing his white blood cell level. There are medications to counteract that but they are very very expensive and that may have had a role in their decision.
652407 tn?1300737199 Recommendations for reducing new HIV infections While seeking to optimize the timing and approach to HIV treatment in infants and children who have already been infected, WHO has made new recommendations with the objective of reducing and eventually eliminating new HIV infections in children. Approximately 400 000 infants acquire HIV infection each year as a result of mother-to-child transmission.
Avatar m tn I have read a number (and I mean a NUMBER) of posts that debate the entire 6-8 week "window" period and 3 month window period. Some people (companies in the business of 'making money') desire the "FDA" guidelines of waiting the 3 month mark, which I regard as unnecessary. I do agree with Dr. Hook and Dr. Handsfield when one has to take into account the (a) risk (b) partner, etc. As I read from one of MHModerator, she states 3 months.
Avatar m tn OK,I,M DONE WITH THIS WHOLE HIV WINDOW PERIOD DEBATE.I,VE SPOKEN TO HIV EXPERTS,SPECIALISTS,READ WHAT OUR EXPERT DOCTORS HAVE SAID AND READ THE CDC and FDA GUIDELINES and WHAT THE MANUFACTURES OF THE TESTS HAVE SAID BUT IN THE 30 YEARS OR MORE THAT HIV HAS BEEN AROUND PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT THE HIV WINDOW PERIOD REALLY IS 100%.IS IT 4 WEEKS WITH A DUO? IS IT 6 TO 8 WEEKS WITH AN ELISA ANTIBODY TEST?IS IT 3 MONTHS ?OR THE THE OLD OUTDATED 6 MONTHS?
Avatar m tn Another US porn actor has tested positive for HIV and just 4 weeks after he was exposed,his girlfriend who is also in the porn industry tested positive aswell.Maybe it's time they started using protection.
Avatar m tn I am not living in the past it is you who is not living in reality--changes to guidelines have to be approved by the FDA or CDC and that's a fact.There are no shortcuts for HIV testing.
Avatar m tn Treatment is recommended for adults with CHB who do not have clinical evidence of cirrhosis (or based on APRI score ≤2 in adults), but are aged more than 30 years (in particular), and have persistently abnormal ALT levels and evidence of highlevel HBV replication (HBV DNA >20 000 IU/mL), regardless of HBeAg status.
Avatar m tn Key Dates in the History of HIV Testing 1981: First AIDS case reported 1984: Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) identified 1985: First test for HIV licensed (ELISA) 1987: First Western Blot blood test kit 1992: First rapid test 1994: First oral fluid test 1996: First home and urine tests 2002: First rapid test using finger prick 2003: Rapid finger prick test granted CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) waiver 2004: First rapid oral fluid test (also gran
Avatar m tn I am among those who started treatment right away after i diagnosed with the disease Coz of my fibroscan & high hbvdna result plus Hbeag negative.
Avatar m tn My exposure was brief vaginal penetration with female who hiv-status is unknown to me. When I say brief, I really mean brief. Definitely under 5 second penetration, I would say 1-2 second max.
Avatar m tn Researchers have tried various drugs on people who do no need treatment (according to the latest guidelines) and discovered that the drugs do not help at all. That is why the latest guidelines recommend "no treatment" in many cases.
Avatar f tn In the UK the following statement applies BASHH/EAGA statement on HIV window period November 2014 HIV testing using the latest (fourth generation) tests is recommended in the BHIVA / BASHH / BIS UK guidelines for HIV testing (2008). These assays test for HIV antibodies and p24 antigen simultaneously.
Avatar f tn I've already scheduled an appointment so have some faith and to be honest this question is a general question that I as well as anyone has the right to ask for clarification on. Yes I do need therapy but my obsessive research has led me to a lack of understanding official guidelines in a clear and concise manner which I as well as anyone in a similar situation would like to know. Look around.... how often do you see questions like when is someone conclusive?
Avatar f tn This answers all of your HIV questions, and if you can think of any more just reread about the 3. You had zero risk therefore testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities.
Avatar n tn However, if he turns out to be HIV positive, you should visit a local provider who understands HIV prevention and is experienced with PEP, and who knows local guidelines, then follow his or her advice. If your partner says he is HIV negative (and has been tested fairly recently), I see no need for PEP. If you never hear back from your partner, PEP might be warranted -- but again, the decision should be made with a provider on the scene, not a distant forum like this one.
Avatar m tn I went for an HIV test 2 days after my risk, i was wondering if the rapid HIV test i took is accurate because my results came back negative or i should take the EIA test?
Avatar f tn is there anyone who can tell us more about the new ATA guidelines ? according to their research, they are saying the standard treatment for hypo thyroid should be synthroid drugs, that they found none of the others work... well I was on synthroid for two years, it was not converting to t3... I felt horrible... then I asked my Dr. to put me on armour, and WOW it was like somebody turned on a light switch.. my thyroid panel levels all normal, feel like a million bucks....
936016 tn?1332765604 A common assumption is that because of the frequency and number of change of sexual partners with commercial sex workers that they will be more exposed to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV and thus more likely to acquire, carry and spread STD/STI’s and HIV. As a clinician working in a clinic where I see many people, male and female, who have used sex workers, the concept of risk is one that generally occurs after the sexual event.
Avatar f tn Even though i had conclusively been tested for negative, my head is still full of hiv stuff. i would always suspect for the type of test that were used and especially the 6 month guideline. I never understand why doctors especially those from my country, Malaysia are still recommending this bs guideline. it is this guideline stir and play a trick on everyone mind. i began read reports and came to a conclusion why is this so. In malaysia most hiv patient are a iv drug user.
Avatar f tn I teach HIV education to doctors. MOVE ON.