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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Do public schools need to know if my child is HIV positive?

Not generally: Most public schools follow guidelines require personnel to use of universal precautions in dealing with blood products or body fluids. Hiv is not the only blood born problem.Private schools will follow similar guidelines in most states. Most schools don't require disclosure but you may choose to have a single confidential contact.Bring your physician into the discussion if possible. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman with HIV give birth to a child without HIV antibody as at time of birth and no trace of HIV in the baby a month old hemogram tst?

Can a pregnant woman with HIV give birth to a child without HIV antibody as at time of birth and no trace of HIV in the baby a month old hemogram tst?

Hiv: highly unlikely as the baby has maternal blood at birth and will test positive initially, the baby is tested again once a month till he reaches 3-6 months of age if these tests are negative the baby is considered HIV negative ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person with HIV has a child, will that child automatically get HIV too?

Depends: If a pregnant woman with HIV is treated during pregnancy and her disease is controlled, there is a great chance the baby will be free of the disease (. ...Read more

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If as a child HIV was possibly in your system but then wasnt. Can it come back as an adult.

If as a child HIV was possibly in your system but then wasnt.  Can it come back as an adult.

Unlikely: Nothing is impossible, but if in fact HIV was present and then disappeared it is more likely that you will win the lottery three times in a row. Possibly in your system has no meaning. It is like slightly pregnant. You are or are not. If you are engaging in unprotected sex you need to be tested not only for HIV but for other STDs. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a child is an HIV carrier, can he be refused admission into school, for the safety of others?

If a child is an HIV carrier, can he be refused admission into school, for the safety of others?

Doubtful: There may be private schools with unusual rules, but children with HIV are at no risk to their classmates or teachers, unless they bleed on someone with open cuts in their skin. They should not be refused in any public school. ...Read more

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I just told my boy friend whom we have a child together im HIV positive.....What must I do next?

I just told my boy friend whom we have a child together im HIV positive.....What must I do next?

Ball in his court: He has to make some decisions, and hopefully he'll stay with you. If so, you need to take steps against him getting infected! also, you need to take all your medicines and stay as healthy as possible for your child's sake. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/resources/brochures/livingwithhiv.Htm#q8 for more information, no matter what he decides! ...Read more

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Would it be feasible of an child born with HIV and have no symptoms to it?

Yes: Hiv can be treated during pregnancy to lower the risk of transmission to the newborn. All pregnant women should be checked for HIV at least once during their pregnancy. A child born with HIV may have no symptoms. Blood tests for both of you are appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more