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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Had multiple HIV and STDs tests up to 5 months and HIV antibody up to 7 months- all negative. Now toe nail fungi- what is it?

Had multiple HIV and STDs tests up to 5 months and HIV antibody up to 7 months- all negative. Now toe nail fungi- what is it?

Toenail fungus: Fungal infection of a toenail can occur in otherwise healthy people. It is not necessarily a sign of other disease. ...Read more

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How soon can you get an HIV and other STD tests after the possible exposure?

How soon can you get an HIV and other STD tests after the possible exposure?

2-3 days to 4 mo.: HIV: depends on level of risk and test. If very high risk, like known infected partner, RNA testing can begin as soon as 7-10 days. Low or average risk, best to wait 4 wk for DUO test or 6-8 wk for standalone antibody test. STDs: Gonorrhea & chlamydia, 2-3 days. Vaginal infections in women, 1-2 weeks. Syphilis 4-6 weeks. Herpes 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Had vdrl&hiv tests, and the report is negative. Have pain in testes&uti for months. Should i've to do test for std's? Or hiv/vrdl tests are enough?

Had vdrl&hiv tests, and the report is negative. Have pain in testes&uti for months. Should i've to do test for std's? Or hiv/vrdl tests are enough?

Several possible...: ...Problems: epididymitis, chlamydia, gc - none of which show up on blood tests. You need to see a dr for this; sometimes (not always) urine tests will show the answer. ...Read more

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White cloudy penile discharge. No pain/burning. Urine, std and hiv tests negative. Goes and comes. ?

Urologist eval: Best to have an evaluation by a urologist. This could be several things such as amorphous sediment to non-bacterial urethritis. A cystoscopy is not out of the question either. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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