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HIV NEGATIVE combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and PCR RNA VL UNDETECTED (14 weeks) white tongue, chronic pharyngitis. Am I HIV-?

HIV NEGATIVE combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and PCR RNA VL UNDETECTED (14 weeks) white tongue, chronic pharyngitis. Am I HIV-?

You are HIV negative: Listen, man. Stop doing this to yourself. Get to an otolaryngologist and see if you have a post-nasal drip, maybe heavy snoring without realizing it, or some actual serious illness. Try scraping the stuff off your tongue with a piece of dental floss; if it's still white patches, ask your dentist's opinion also. But please get over these HIV fears. Maybe even be thankful for having shared love. ...Read more

Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

Caseating granulomas: This sounds like tuberculosis, but may conceivably be systemic fungal infection like Histoplasmosis, rarely lymphoma or sarcoidosis. In India this is probably TB and either should be treated empirically or wait for the results of the biopsied lymph nodes. Sounds as if your doctor is very astute and would heed their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is Pcr test from menstrual blood for mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Test for genital TB: This is a test to see if you have genital tract tuberculosis, i.e. TB of the uterus, fallopian tubes, etc. ...Read more

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Inother words would RNA PCR for HIV 1 n cmia duo detect subtype e and other rare subtypes also at 8 months post exposure in thailand ...Many smptms?

Inother words would RNA PCR for HIV 1 n cmia duo detect subtype e and other rare subtypes also at 8 months post exposure in thailand ...Many smptms?

Can verify: You'll need to place a call to the lab to be sure they are testing for the rare subtypes, and you have every right to do this. However, if you have "many symptoms" and your only risky exposure was eight months ago, then your symptoms are not due to hiv, as it would be latent at this stage. I suspect you've got a bad case of the "nerves" -- i've had it too, and learned from it. Stay well. ...Read more

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Test results: hepatitis Be Ab non-reactive Hepatitis Be Ag: negative Hepatitis Bs Ag: non reactive Quantitative HBV PCR : detected What it means?

Test results:
hepatitis Be Ab non-reactive
Hepatitis Be Ag: negative
Hepatitis Bs Ag: non reactive 
Quantitative HBV PCR : detected 
What it means?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, from what you provided, you could have an early stage infection with hepatitis B. More than 80% of the people recover from the infection on their own. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

Initial evaluation: When assessing the immune system function, the most helpful tests are a CBC (complete blood count with differential), serum immunoglobulin levels (igg, igm, iga, ige), ch50-complement test and specific antibody titer to tetanus and pneumococcus. This will pick up more than 90% of immune problems. ...Read more

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Extra pulmonary tuberculosis Mediastinal lymphadenopathy Att in used hepatitis ?

Extra pulmonary tuberculosis 
Mediastinal  lymphadenopathy 
Att in used hepatitis 
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TB: hi, I have hard time understanding the question, if you mean that TB could affect live and causes hepatitis, the answer is yes, please re-ask the question if you need something else to know, ...Read more

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Hep B surface Ab - positive, Hep BE antigen - positive, Viral DNA 2000 IU. Acute Hep B DX. Tests don't match the serology timeline? Am I in recovery?

Need expert care: This situation is too complex for safe advice on this forum. You should be seeing an expert in person, or perhaps seek HealthTap's concierge service with an infectious diseases or liver disease expert. ...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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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination.  This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and PCR RNA VL UNDETECTED (14 weeks) white tongue. Risk: gay deep kiss. Am I HIV-?

HIV NEGATIVE combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and PCR RNA VL UNDETECTED (14 weeks) white tongue. Risk: gay deep kiss. Am I HIV-?

You are HIV-neg: I hope this is good news. "White tongue" is usually bacteria, and you may be able to scrape them off with a piece of dental floss held tight. You can trust the test if it is your only exposure. I hope you're comfortable with your sexuality and that you're pleased to have shared a kiss -- guys of all orientations may enjoy perhaps kissing a buddy, and nobody's ever gotten HIV by kissing. ...Read more

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Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago.. Epstein barr VCA ab (igm) < or = 0.90 epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51 epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.

Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago..
Epstein barr VCA ab (igm)	 < or = 0.90		epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51	
epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.

Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones that provide lifetime protection against the same strain of the virus. So your numbers are consistent with the fact you had mono years ago. There is no igm, and positive igg levels. So you are immune and do not currently have mono. ...Read more

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Hep c anti body 14 with cutoff of 1, but qualitative HCV RNA PCR says no RNA material detected. In notes says single test not enough . My alt, cbc, ok

Probably cleared: The hcv viral load tests are not fda approved to confirm active infection, although this is how most doctors use it. If a repeat viral load in around 4 months is also negative, people are considered to have spontaneously cleared infection. ...Read more

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EBV early antigen Ab, IgG <9; EBV Eb, VcA, IgG >600; EBV nuclear antigen Ab IgG 108. Diagnossed with CAEBV infection. Does this sound right to you?

Maybe.: The profile is of a past infection. I am not sure if it can be diagnosed just by symptoms and evidence of past infection. I think you would need the second criteria of diagnosis which is DNA of EBV in peripheral tissue or blood detectable through PCR test with a low anti-EA. Have other diagnoses like Lyme's been tested for? ID specialist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3245398/ ...Read more

Pcr (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is used in molecular biology to amplify copies of dna. It is used in dna cloning for sequencing, functional analysis of genes, identification of genetic finger prints, diagnosis of hereditary ...Read more


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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more