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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
Viral load in blood & semen vary, can you have HIV antibody test negative in blood with undetectable viral load but HIV virus contain in semen, tq?
If I have oral HPV could i transmit it to my child through sharing food untensils, kissing him, sharing drinks, foods?
HPV: This is most commonly transmitted by direct contact and seldom if ever by inanimate objects, but if you are sharing food utensils and there is immediate transfer i would imagine this could happen. ...Read more
Alcohol can be safe: Alcohol in moderation (up to 4 drinks/24 hours and up to 14 drinks in a week for men) can be safe, even in patients with hiv. Alcohol can increase the toxicity related to some of the medications that fight hiv, and excessive use can harmful, so make sure you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Not immediately: Excess sugars, lack of exercise and family history of diabetes can create a situation for you ;predisposing you to diabetes. Excessive weight can interfere with Insulin use in the body and lead to a type 2 diabetic situation. Loads of sugary drinks can interfere with proper utilization of carbohydrates and create other health related issues. ...Read more
Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.
Very unlikely: The virus does not survive well under these conditions, and even swallowing semen (in the big studies i've seen) is very unlikely to transmit the disease -- not that it is a good idea. You won't find a study to prove the safety of eating contaminated food since this rarely happens in real life. Any doubts, ask your physician about a pcr assay. ...Read more
Is repetitive HIV PCR RNA ( not detected) at 1, 3-1/2 month, HIV antibody(negative) at 3-1/2, 6,7-1/2 month rule out HIV infection ??
Quite accurate: At the six month mark more than 99.9% of patients who have contracted HIV will produce HIV antibodies. Also if you persistently have nondetectable HIV viral loads, the combination of the two suggest that you have essentially ruled out the possibility of HIV infection. If you still have concerns, you should review your testing with your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Id dr., HIV undetc. Glucose fasting again at 126. Are there any new HIV drugs rto help gluc. Eat well, ride m bike, don't drink or eat sweets.Feno 200m?
Hiv Tests 12, last ones -4 mon hiv rna, 5 mon hiv Ab (3rd gen), 6 mon hiv combo -all neg--condom slipped, some symps, decided to forget hiv, can i?
A qualified YES.: If ,6 months and 12 tests later, you're wondering if you should stop worrying, then, clearly, you were REALLY worried. Yes, you dodged a bullet, but now you need to step out of the line of fire. Focus on safe sex, always use a condom, choose your partner(s) wisely and avoid situations to lead you to risky behavior. You shouldn't "forget "HIV but you can limit your exposure & your worries. ...Read more
Does hiv window period depend upon the number of virus entered in body?
More virus=early hiv detection by pcr or 4th & less virus=late hiv detection?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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