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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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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?

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?

HIV testing: It is recommended that all women be tested for HIV during pregnancy. The test that is done is usually an Elisa antibody test. They usually test for HIV type 1 and HIV type 2. Again these are antibody tests-- not antigen tests. ...Read more

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What is the meaning HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes?

What is the meaning HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes?

Screen: This means a screening test for HIV 1 and HIV 2 was to be done, and if positive a reflex test that is more specific but more expensive will be performed. ...Read more

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Report value result is cut of index 0.553 reference range cut of index 0.90 non reactive negative for HIV 1 and HIV 2 what is meaning of 0.553 n 0.90?

Antibody Testing: This sounds like a good question. This is the way antibody testing is reported by labs when searching for viral infections. If the antibody response is not acute enough one is not considered to be infected. Any further testing in this case should be based upon risk and recent experience. One can also be tested by searching for the genetic material of the HIV virus instead of antibody testing. ...Read more

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I read,"HIV transmits when HIV infected body fluid comes in directly contact with mucus membrane." what is the exact meaning of "directly contact"?

I read,"HIV transmits when HIV infected body fluid  comes in directly contact with mucus membrane." what is the exact meaning of "directly contact"?

What it seems to say: Fuid in surface. Even if this happens, the risk is huge if it is semen on a roughed-up mechanically traumatized rectal mucosa, zero if it is saliva on a lip during a kiss. Love safely and wisely and don't read uncritically. ...Read more

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What is hiv?

What is hiv?

HIV: Hiv is short for human immune deficiency virus.This is the virus which causes aids.And it is trasmitted by IV drug use and sharing needles and by having sex with a partner who is infected with the virus. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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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