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Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Yes: A false positive is possible. A test done by a reputable lab is far better than the otc options! false positives can happen even if your health status is perfect! ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Douglas
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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Test for or infection with human immunodeficiency virus hiv?

Test for or infection with human immunodeficiency virus hiv?

HIV testing: There are several HIV tests. We usually check what is called an elisa blood/oral test. It's very sensitive & specific but misses early, early infection (<15-20 days). In us we confirm a + elisa w/a test called a western blot (looks for HIV specific proteins). Other countries just use elisa x2. For acute HIV infection we measure viral RNA in blood. Can be falsely + so needs expert evaluation. ...Read more

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Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Yes: The current generation of antibody tests are very accurate but active disease requires checking the actual viral count by pcr based testing methods for quantification. ...Read more

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Cmv IgG positive CMV IgM postive , all CMV infectious disease blood tests are postitive. Liver enzymes slight elevated , what do I have? Cmv is what

Cmv IgG positive  CMV IgM postive , all CMV infectious disease blood tests are postitive. Liver enzymes slight elevated , what do I have? Cmv  is what

CMV: Is cytomegalovirus and is similar to mono. It is causing the positive blood tests and the elevated liver enzymes. It is very common. You will recover. In the meantime, I do suggest seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner as it can really help your body recover faster. ...Read more

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Does HIV DNA PCR have different assays for the strains of hiv1 and hiv2?

Does HIV DNA PCR have different assays for the strains of hiv1 and hiv2?

Yes, but complicated: Trying to tell whether a person has HIV-1, HIV-2, or both, can get complicated. If a person has high risk exposures or has symptoms, he can see an HIV Infectious Disease doctor and trust the advice, but follow-up as instructed. There are many different tests (usually by various manufacturers) in different parts of the world, which happen to have different prevalences for various HIV strains. ...Read more

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Can 2 HIV partners have a HIV negative baby?

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Yes: If the mother takes appropriate antivirals, she can reduce the risk of transmission to less than 1%! ...Read more

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Hepatitis b antibody.Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Hepatitis b antibody.Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Foolish: If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. ...Read more

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CSW Breast fluids will cause HIV , HEP or other STD's for adults?

CSW Breast fluids will cause HIV , HEP or other STD's for adults?

Yes: All body fluids may contain the infectious agent that circulates in the blood but the efficiency of transmission of infection via the different fluids also varies ...Read more

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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am Negative after 11 month HIV Antibodies and Proviral DNA PCR viral load is undetectable.Should i check for HIV in Sperm?Is it required to be sure?

I am Negative after 11 month HIV Antibodies and Proviral DNA PCR viral load is undetectable.Should i check for HIV in Sperm?Is it required to be sure?

No: Who told you this nonsense? Be thankful for good health. You've HIV negative. Be glad. Love more wisely from now on, and cherish the memory of giving and receiving love that raised the question in the first place. Use barrier protection until you've found that one special person. ...Read more

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Cmv igG ab came at 0.76 (high) and HSV I IgG at 33.50 (high) everything else normal. Is this bad? Do I have HIV even tho I tested negative for it.

Cmv igG ab came at 0.76 (high) and HSV I IgG at 33.50 (high) everything else normal. Is this bad? Do I have HIV even tho I tested negative for it.

No: Cmv is cytomegalovirus HSV is herpes simplex virus If you have not had unprotected sex since your HIV test you do not have HIV. Use condoms and practice safer sex to remain healthier and free from sexually transmitted illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Boling
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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