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Very small Lymph nodes appearing ONLY in neck for 4 months, Negative 4 HIV tests , hepB&C, mono, ebv?

Very small Lymph nodes appearing ONLY in neck for 4 months, Negative 4 HIV  tests , hepB&C, mono, ebv?

Sounds normal: Having several small lymph nodes in the neck is common in many people and not necessarily abnormal. The lab tests you had are very accurate, so HIV is not a possible cause (and HIV doesn't cause lymph node enlargement in only one area like the neck) Probably not hepatitis, mono, or EBV either. If you otherwise feel well, probably nothing is wrong. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more

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Low risk hiv exposure 10 days ago in Nigeria.3 days later,fevers+joint aches.no sore the oath,no swollen nodes.+for malaria Typhoid. could it be hiv??

Low risk hiv exposure 10 days ago in Nigeria.3 days later,fevers+joint aches.no sore the oath,no swollen nodes.+for malaria Typhoid. could it be hiv??

Too soon: The symptoms of a new HIV infection (acute retroviral syndrome, or ARS) don't start before about 10 days. Maybe sometimes as soon as 7 days, but 3 days isn't possible. Also, as you apparently know, ARS usually includes sore throat, so that's also against HIV as the cause. It's something else. These symptoms are indeed consistent with malaria or typhoid, but also many other infections. See doctor. ...Read more

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Could you come positive in a RNA HIV test but not in a HIV antibody test? After 6 months from exposure

Wrong calculatiions : The HIV antibody negative period (the "window") is no more than 3 mo (More recent and sensitive testing can make it 1 month). The RNA HIV test is much more expensive but can detect HIV in a matter of a fe days- weeks. I would review the last 6 months and determine if you were at risk for getting HIV within the last 3 momths . ...Read more

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Is inguinal lymphadenopathy normal in pregnancy?

Is inguinal lymphadenopathy normal in pregnancy?

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

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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

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Tb blood tested negative but TB skin testd positive, what is that mean? Continuous low grade fever, swollenlumpnodes, sore thrt, HIV PCR RNA negative.

Tb blood tested negative but TB skin testd positive, what is that mean? Continuous low grade fever, swollenlumpnodes, sore thrt, HIV PCR RNA negative.

Contradictory Tb tst: Quantiferon-TB(the blood test) and the PPD(skin test) are not recommended together. The quantiferon test has more sensitivity/specificity(measures for how good medical tests are) but the gold standard is culturing the bacteria from either tissue or sputum which should be attempted if their is clinical suspicion for TB infection. ...Read more

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When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

No worries: Every HIV test that exists, anywhere in the world, is conclusive by 3 months. The most commonly used tests are conclusive by 4-8 weeks. For sure your negative result at 14 months proves you don't have HIV, no matter how high risk the exposure (and if not reexposed), and no matter how typical the symptoms. Entirely healthy people often get perianal fungal infections; it's not a sign of HIV. ...Read more

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Could the HIV virus survive in an IV line tht is still in an HIV positive patient?

Yes: Hiv is a virus and can survive for a while outside the body. Bacteria have long known to be able to go into IV tubing and spread disease which is why hospitals do not reuse and tubing an dispose of tubing after a set number of hours. ...Read more

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What is the window period of HIV antibody tridot test in india?

What is the window period of HIV antibody  tridot test in india?

HIV antibody Testing: You should have a valid answer by twelve weeks on this test. It is not the best test in an acute exposure. Your question also implies that you do not know that HIV infection can be prevented after a high risk exposure as long as the appropriate action is taken within 72 hours of exposure. This process known as post exposure prophylaxis is very effective at preventing infection. ...Read more

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Does hcv coinfection expand only window period for antibody tests of hiv? Or does it have any affection to window period or accuracy of hiv pcr test?

Worse outcome: Coinfection with Hep C and HIV is worse than either infection alone. Window period is a minor issue compared to severity of disease. Window period can be addressed by nucleic acid tests rather than relying in antibodies. ...Read more

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Why would my midwives not check blood for HIV in pregnancy?

Not universal: Not all OB doctors & midwives test for HIV in pregnancy, although it's recommended. It is not a state law required test in pregnancy. Screening for syphillis is required in most states. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more