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What is meant by Nat test and what if the result turns put to be positive?

What is meant by Nat test and what if the result turns put to be positive?

Virus or bacteria: The NAT test is used to detect a virus or a bacteria. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_test However any test result is only of value when taking into account any symptoms you have and your overall health. Ask your doctor , it one was done, why the test was ordered. ...Read more

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What is the difference between regular cigarettes and nat sherman cigarettes?

What is the difference between regular cigarettes and nat sherman cigarettes?

Not much: They're equally addictive, they will both ruin your lungs, and you're asking for cancer if you smoke either one. Nat Shermans are simply marketed to appeal to rich snobs. ...Read more

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What if a nat fell in your drink and you didn't notice it toll after you drank it all ?

What if a nat fell in your drink and you didn't notice it toll after you drank it all 
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It would die: The gnat, or any small insect, would suffer death by stomach acid. The drinker's digestive enzymes would joyfully breakdown down any dissolvable parts of the bug, and would benefit from the little bit of extra protein and whatnot from digesting the gnat. ...Read more

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What is nat HIV test?

What is nat HIV test?

HIV test: Is a blood test that is done to test for contagious condition causing immune deficiency hiv. ...Read more

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Keep getting single random itchy bumps like nat bites what could ur be?

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Keep getting single random itchy bumps like nat bites what could ur be?

Insects?: Could it be possible you are getting insect bites? It depends on where you are living and if there are biting insects around you, either airborne or on your bedding. Would need more information if not. ...Read more

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What if a bug or nat went up my nose ? Any danger ?

What if a bug or nat went up my nose ? Any danger ?

No: Brain-eating insects that enter by the nose or ears are the stuff of fantasy. The creature will find its way out, or if it dies, it will get swallowed or blown out. Very rarely, a physician may need to extract it. If you feel okay, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Which hiv test would be best if it has been a year since exposure? Nat? Rna? Icma? I have taken rapid tests only. Duo to be specific.

Which hiv test would be best if it has been a year since exposure? Nat? Rna? Icma? I have taken rapid tests only. Duo to be specific.

HIV RNA: HIV nucleic acid test would be definitive. NAT and RNA may just be different names of the same assay. However if the duo assay was negative a year after exposure you probably do not need HIV nucleic acid test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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35 M with TC = 182, LDL 115, HDL 41 Tri 130 in August 2015. Eat 5 fruits a day. Is this too much natural sugar? If so how much daily nat sugar?

35 M with TC = 182, LDL 115, HDL 41 Tri 130 in August 2015. Eat 5 fruits a day. Is this too much natural sugar? If so how much daily nat sugar?

Trigs: Your fruit intake is not the cause of your increase in triglycerides. Triglycerides can fluctuate a daily basis based on the fat content in your previous meals despite fasting. Alcohol also can raise triglycerides. For diabetics I tell them to aim for between 100 and 150 grams of carbohydrates a day. ...Read more

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Is regular PCR&NAT tst detect both Hiv1&2 or need specific1fr HiV2,am in Ghana I did NAT 4 WK post exposure & PCR 21WK,both Neg.sample sent to france?

Is regular PCR&NAT tst detect both Hiv1&2 or need specific1fr HiV2,am in Ghana I did NAT 4 WK post exposure & PCR 21WK,both Neg.sample sent to france?

HIV diagnosis: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection, the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test is also the first FDA-approved test that independently distinguishes results for HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV antibodies in a single test. The test can be used by trained professionals in outreach settings to identify HIV-infected individuals who might not be able to be tested in traditional health care settings. The test does not distinguish between antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2, and is not intended to be used for screening of blood donors. HIV infection can result in the development of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. HIV damages the body’s defense mechanisms by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. Two types of HIV have been identified, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for most HIV infections throughout the world. HIV-2 is found primarily in West Africa; however, cases of HIV-2 infection have been reported in North America and Europe. Window period Antibody tests may give false negative (no antibodies were detected despite the presence of HIV) results during the window period, an interval of three weeks to six months between the time of HIV infection and the production of measurable antibodies to HIV seroconversion. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later. The vast majority of people (97%) have detectable antibodies by three months after HIV infection; a six-month window is extremely rare with modern antibody testing ...Read more

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Does NAT test accurate for detecting HIV-2? is there a PCR specific for HIV2 or Hiv PCR detect both as I was told by my HP there is none specific

Does NAT test accurate for detecting HIV-2?
is there a PCR specific for HIV2 or Hiv PCR detect both as I was told by my HP there is none specific

HIV is a virus, thus: no test is perfectly accurate. Study: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action%3Fdc%3DTG_HIV_Management & https://www.google.com/#q=HIV%20testing for reasonable information on current clinically available technology. You are on the right track to study the issues yourself. You have the most vested interest & are your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will). ...Read more

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Would you be able share some insight as to what is the most effective OTC remedey for rosacea that would relieve or prevent further exacerabation of mild roseaca? I have been told cetaphil works however I am little reluctant to use any OTC due to the nat

Would you be able share some insight as to what is the most effective OTC remedey for rosacea that would relieve or prevent further exacerabation of mild roseaca?  I have been told cetaphil works however I am little reluctant to use any OTC due to the nat

Avoid irritants: There are different stages of rosacea...A dermatologist ... Should be consulted.... Antibiotics and different topical agents can be very effective... Chemical peels and red light led can be used... As well as intense pulsed light ... There currently is no permanent solution so management is critical. ...Read more

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I had a nat ite scratched it till it bled and 6 weeks on I have a red rash itchy and spots that also itch all over my body ?

I had a nat ite scratched it till it bled and 6 weeks on I have a red rash itchy and spots that also itch all over my body
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Unsure: Well, a gnat bite can certainly cause an itchy red spot that would bleed if it is scratched. However, the rash all over that you describe is a little difficult to associate with the bite. It could be related but if the rash shows up 6 weeks after the bite i would look for other causes. I would recommend you be seen by a dermatologist to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat.. Freediver.

Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat.. Freediver.

If you are deficient: If you are not iron-deficient or have an extra need (blood donor, if you are a man), all it will do is upset your stomach. If you are iron-deficient, you being a man need to find out why -- it's a bad ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise, and taking an iron supplement will mask this. If you load yourself with iron you don't need, you are asking for liver trouble, impotence, and more. ...Read more

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Trying for baby. Average it takes for 33 year old (littleoverweight) to get preg? Should i take pre nat vitamins to help me get pregnant? Thank you :)

Trying for baby. Average it takes for 33 year old (littleoverweight) to get preg? Should i take pre nat vitamins to help me get pregnant? Thank you :)

Take vitamin: It is hard to determine how long it might take for you to get pregnant. Please start a prenatal vitamin right away as it can prevent birth defects. Most women that are having regular sex around the time of ovulation become pregnant within a year of trying, but many will become pregnant within a few months. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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When doing IVF is it possible to get pregnantnant naturally? Fertility place fertilized eggs in you but what if the result of making so many eggs nat pregnant

When doing IVF is it possible to get pregnantnant naturally? Fertility place fertilized eggs in you but what if the result of making so many eggs nat pregnant

Very unlikely: It's unlikely but possible for an egg to fertilize naturally during an ivf cycle - we removing most of the eggs from the follicles in your ovaries at the time of egg retrieval, but a small number of eggs could remain in or around the ovaries. ...Read more

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