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Home Access Hiv Medication
Can any other STI, illness or medication affect the production of HIV antibodies after 12 months. Tested 4 times at over 12 mon with home Rapid tests.
Results conclusive: The HIV tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. There are no known illnesses, infections, or medical conditions that interfere with them, with the rare exception of certain potent immune suppressing drugs or diseases. This includes the home based oral fluids test. You don't have HIV. If sill concerned, get expert advice, e.g. an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more
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
I had a Negative Home Access Express HIV test 11 months after oral sex I gave to a male.
My question is I didn't wait 30 minutes (only a few) for for the sample to dry as the instructions stated as I was in a hurry.
Would that affect the result?
It could. Do a: repeat test and follow instructions precisely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took a home access HIV test at 13 weeks (91 days). Prior to that I had a 3rd gen test at 10 weeks. Both were negative. Can I forget about HIV?
Ultra sensitive RNA PCR HIV 48-10, 000, 000 not dected along with 2nd gen antibody neg also 32days gonna retest with home access in5 days should I worry?
Probably not: Would retest in 6 months, but the absence of measurable HIV RNA makes this highly improbable that you are infected. The better question is how and why were you exposed, and do you plan precautions in the future. You may not believe this, but people lie about their sexual activities and whether or not they have std's. Be a boy scout and be prepared! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing: You did not include the name or dose of the medication you are interested in. ...Read more
HAART: Most infected Americans now are treated with one pill per day. ...Read more
ADAP: Yes, several. In Florida there are programs where if you earn less than $46,800 a year, the state in partnership with the federal government will provide $800 a month for private insurance. Louisiana may have something similar. AHF (the AIDS Health Foundation) now located in several states may be able to help as well. Finally, writing to the pharmaceutical company for compassionate use works. ...Read more
Very low chance: The chance is extremely small, if at all. ...Read more
With medications will there be an HIV cure by at least the year 2020? Or around that area of time?
Is it true that there is a HIV medication you take for five years and virally suppresses HIV forever?
No, HIV medication needs to be taken FOR LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT STOP taking your meds!!!! Whilst you may achieve viral suppression, that does NOT mean you are cured. There is no such thing as "viral suppression forever" without medication.
There are trials going on for HIV vaccines, and hopefully one day there will be a cure, but for now the best we can do is suppress the virus. ...Read more
Is it likely for someone who isn't on medication to test negative for HIV at 7 weeks and positive at 12?
Coming soon: In the us, there are some generic HIV drugs available, but generally not the ones we prefer to use. That will be changing in the next few years. Highly effective drugs like Efavirenz (brand name sustiva) will become available in generic form, which could lower the cost of therapy. ...Read more
~500: It is now generally accepted that HIV medication should be started when a persons cd4 cell count (your "t cells", the part of your immune system that helps destroy harmful pathogens and prevent opportunistic disease) is around 500. This does vary....I personally start people even at the 700-800 levels. Medications are very effective now a days and much less toxic than they were in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life saving: Usual life expectancy for someone with new HIV infection is 8 to 10 years (without treatment). If a person has a good diet and practices a healthy lifestyle and takes a multiple drug regimen of antiviral medications, then he/she may live for many decades. Medications allow a "near normal" and high quality life for much more time than would be otherwise expected. Meds must be taken as prescribed. ...Read more
Yes: They can live even much longer than that. Magic johnson must have been diagnosed more than 20 years ago and he's going strong. ...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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