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It might: Especially if you have open blisters.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is testing for hiv at 3months
100% conclusive ? Exposure was receiving oral (blackout while drunk)
Yes: The new fourth-generation tests, done on blood, are conclusive. I hope, Mark, that you'll feel safe, and that you'll be able to laugh off what happened to you rather than consider yourself permanently injured. Everybody who experiments with alcohol has some tragicomic experiences. I hope that an older, wiser you finds real love and can smile about things that happened growing up. Cheers. ...Read more
No: no effect on testing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
HIV is hard to get: But, if you had unsafe sex (please define what you mean by that) then maybe HIV is easy to get. You cannot get HIV from the saliva of someone infected with hiv. Now do you know how many stds there are? How many can be life threatening? And, do you know how to protect against stds? Just a game i try to get my patients engaged in when they are sexually active. ...Read more
Western blot igg positive for 23, 41 & 66. Ptt-la is 45 seconds. Feeling palps, tinnitus, blurry in one eye, hearing loss,vertigo. MRI fine. Lymes?
No: Three positives are not enough to confirm Lyme And your symptoms are not characteristic. ...Read more
I received unprotected oral sex with abrasion on penis. I had negative HIV RNA after 17 days & HIV ANTIBODY & std testings. Are these tests reliable?
Unlikely to be HIV: You need to discuss with your physician. Do you know the health status of your contact? The negative tests are a good guide. You can have repeat test again in a month ...Read more
Aftr 70 days i got HIV test & result is HIV negative.But still one ulcer on tongue appears..Is this symptom acute HIV ?
Hiv eia 17 days (-ve), HIV RNA PCR 33 days (-ve). Hiv chemiluminescence (-ve) after 14 months. After that can spitting blood be caused by hiv?
Not likely: If you are spitting blood something quite serious is going on, but it is not likely due to HIV infection. If you had aids due to HIV (and this would be far too early even if you were infected, which you are not), then some of the opportunistic infections or tumors due to immune suppression might cause hemoptysis (blood in sputum). Go see a doctor. ...Read more
Highly probable: This is almost invariably the case.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have oral hair leukoplakia and fever, lymphnodes..etc but HIV PCR RNA 5,15 week; HIV ab 8,13,28,33 weeks all neg, am I HIV free?? Ebv is caus?
Could be-: If repeated HIV testing is (-), and oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is present, then you don't have HIV. You have another type of viral infection . EBV is certainly a leading diagnosis- there are specific blood tests that can determine if you have an active or past infection. If the OHL is a soft diagnosis, consider other viruses such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6). ...Read more
No: With few exceptions, no major racial difference has been noticed. ...Read more
Are 3 negative HIV rapid tests done 1yr, 2yrs, and 3yrs after protected sex, conclusive of not having hiv?
Not accurate: It will not be accurate for current sexual encounter. It will give you a base line response for prior sexual encounters. If you are concerned about current experience, you can test in 1 month and then again in 6 months. ...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