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Hiv In Pregnancy Lymphadenopathy
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
What does Positive western blot mean? Think I have Lyme but read online & said could be HIV but don't they test HIV in pregnancy? I Just had a baby
Easy does it: Western blot is not a specific test but a methodology. A western blot for Lyme disease tests for Lyme; a Western Blot for HIV is a different test. Truth be told, you need to be discerning in your internet reading and wary of self-diagnosis -- there's a lot of easy, wrong answers out there. Your physician is your best guide here -- if you had routine prenatal care you were tested for HIV. ...Read more
What does meaning of HIV 1/2 antibodies NEG. Does mean the test checks for both antibodies&antigens as well? What is common test for HIV in pregnancy?
Im having generalized lymphadenopathy, w/o fever. Nodes are under a cm, and painful. tested hiv negative out to 6 months. Leukemia lymphoma? Hiv?
If none of the lymph nodes enlarge in the body. No generalized lymphadenopathy, is there a chance of hiv?Maybe headache. H protective safe sex to add.
Don't assume: No, it is not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. It can be a sign of infection in the vaginal area in some cases. It can also be the result of "varicosities" in the vulva - this is more normal. Go get examined by your ob/gyn and have them assess exactly what is going on! ...Read more
I'm 17, uncircumcised and had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. I have several swollen lymph nodes, with no pain or other illness. is this HIV? i'm nervous
Hi Dr, could you please explain the difference between the swollen glands that related to HIV symptom and other illness , how can we distinguish them?
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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