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Hiv/Aids During Pregnancy
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
Fairly good.: If the test is performed exactly as instructed, a false negative test is very unlikely in advanced HIV/AIDS. (A false negative is a negative test in a person who, in fact, does have the condition being tested.) However, it's also unlikely that a person with late stage HIV/AIDS wouldn't already have sought medical care since they would be quite symptomatic by then. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on a great many things; it depends on what the viral load of the infected patient is, if they are on active treatment. It depends on the nature of the sexual contact, whether it is oral, vaginal, or anal. The more exposure with higher viral load to areas that may have lesions, or the presence of existing other stds that compromise mucosal integrity, increase transmission risk. ...Read more
I have done HIV elisa & HIV rapid test after 9 months of sexual vaginal intercourse and it was negative.Is there any chance of HIV.
Stop testing: All HIV tests, including those in use in India and other developing countries, are 100% reliable any time 3 months or more after the last possible exposure. Your negative results prove you were not infected 9 months earlier. Don't waste money or emotional energy on any further testing. You can safely have sex without risk of infecting your partner(s). Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more
Does hepatitis c coinfection prolong window period of hiv? Can hiv pcr test detect it at 8 week post possible exposure?
Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2 after exposure?
HIV testing: These antibody tests can take twelve weeks or more to be valid. If you are worried about an exposure the HIV rnaa test can b valid at 21days dater exposure. Please know that HIV infection can be prevented with post exposure prophylaxis...You just sve to act within 72 hours post exposure for it to work. ...Read more
How long after HIV exposure from unprotected sexual intercourse until your HIV test could be positive?
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.Get a more detailed answer ›
HIV is Hard To Get: Hiv infection occurs from exposure to blood or bodily fluids through drug use that requires the sharing of needles or through sexual behavior. There are a couple of other rare or uncommon ways to get hiv. Hiv infection can be prevented in many cases. This prevention process has to be started within 72 hours of exposure. Most people who get infected with HIV do not have any symptoms early on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hiv pcr plasma test at 8 weeks post possible exposure detect virus even if there coinfection with hepatitis?
What is the question: Are you HIV + and asking if your baby can be hiv+? Or are you concerned that delivering vaginally will subject you to risk of HIV infection? If the latter, don't worry. You do not get HIV in that fashion. Only sexually or by blood transfer (transfusion, needle sharing, transplants, etc.) rephrase your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv infection, being a virgin. Having outercourse, no penetration ( frottage) at risk of hiv specifically ?
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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
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