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371.5 a HIV positive Result?

371.5 a HIV positive Result?

Insufficient info: You don't tell us what test you had. I assume that the number is the optical density of an ELISA for HIV antibodies. Depending on what the laboratory that did the test determines as positive, that will tell you if you really are. That is the best I can tell you. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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I'm HIV positive and had it for 4 years what should I expect?

I'm  HIV positive and had it for 4 years what should I expect?

Treated?: Most people with HIV on treatment can expect a reasonably good quality of life and life expectancy. Be sure to get regular checkup ...Read more

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Does vagina warts means HIV positive?

Does vagina warts means HIV positive?

HIV: No, vaginal warts are due to human papilloma virus (hpv), a different virus than hiv. On the other hand, since both may be transmitted sexually, and individuals with a single diagnosed std generally are at risk of having more than one, it is wise to be tested. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

...: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a tattoo after HIV positive person?

What to do if i got a tattoo after HIV positive person?

Probably safe: Tattoo parlors have more regulations than ever making tattoo placement safer than ever. Today its one use ink, on use needle thus the days of contamination a batch of ink and using it on the next 100 patrons is over. So if you went to a quality licensed parlor with good honest artists you are safe. ...Read more

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Would a doctor who was HIV positive still be able to work?

Would a doctor who was HIV positive still be able to work?

Yes, no restrictions: I know several colleagues who are HIV positive and currently practicing medicine. There is no risk for patients to contract HIV from an HIV positive doctor as long as you're not having unprotected sex or sharing needles with someone who is HIV positive. ...Read more

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If I am HIV positive do I tell insurance carriers that I have aids?

If I am HIV positive do I tell insurance carriers that I have aids?

HIV: Preexisting conditions should not prevent you from getting health insurance under the new regulations. ...Read more

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When you have pneumonia in both your lungs does it mean you are HIV Positive?

No: Not necessarily, although double pneumonia isn't common, but non-HIV patients can have it and is treatable ...Read more

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Is it 100% safe for my for 6 year old child to play with an HIV positive child?

Is it 100% safe for my for 6 year old child to play with an HIV positive child?

Nothing is 100%: If the children are taught proper hygiene and to avoid incidents that may involve blood handling or exchange, it should be safe. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more