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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
False Positive? HIV 1/O/2ABS-index value 1:14, HIV 1/0/2 ABS, QUAL Repeatly reactive. HIV 1 AB &HIV 2 AB NONREACTIVE.. confused.
STD vs HIV vs AIDS: Std stands for sexually transmitted disease. That means any sexually transmitted disease. Hiv is the humane immunodeficiency virus which causes aids. Aids is a form of std but it can also be transmitted by sharing needles. A person may have HIV but not have symptoms of aids. ...Read more
Pos HSV2, neg HSV1: The lab report should have notations about this but maybe hard to understand (written for HCPs, not patients). With the usual HSV antibody tests, over 3.5 is definitely positive, and under 0.9 is negative. (Between those numbers, it's sometimes hard to know.) Almost certainly you are infected with HSV2, i.e. genital herpes, but probably not HSV1, which mostly causes oral herpes. See an STD expert. ...Read more
Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?
HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more
Infection severity: There are several differences between HIV and aids. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read more
What does this mean? Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took following tests:
Hiv (1&2 quali)
Hbsag rapid screening
All negative/non reactive. Does this cover herpes? All other std?
No: Around 5% of folks have, or have had, tinea versicolor if you look really hard. The little fungi that cause it are almost as ubiquitous as the bacteria that cause acne, and they seem to like living on some folks more than others. An extreme flare in seborrheic dermatitis, caused by the same fungus, is one of many warnings of HIV infection, but it looks different from common tinea versicolor. ...Read more
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