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Not Having A Spleen Would That Slow Down Detection Of Hiv Antibodies
No effect: The absence of a spleen should not slow down detection of HIV antibodies as the spleen is not necessarily involved in the detection of HIV antibodies. A standard HIV test looks for HIV present in the blood and is not affected by the presence or absence of a spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
Why HIV antibody test using blood for detection not semen since someone may have undetectable viral load in blood but detectable in semen ?
If HIV dna/pcr test is not used for early detection, but instead used with the antibody test at post 3 month period, are these two conclusive?
Should be: But you might want to repeat again at 6 months if yo have known exposure ...Read more
Lots of things: It can big from follicular hyperplasia. It can get infected with cryptococcus or bacillary angiomatosis. It can become infarcted from an atheroembolus due to accelerated vascular disease due to medications. It can harbor toxoplasmosis or histoplasmosis late in the disease. I've even seen pneumocystis there. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Have hypochondria about HIV- from work in an OR- not sexually.How do I overcome this? Tested negative 2 years ago. No known needle sticks- since but afraid any illness is HIV all the time- ex:dr said not to worry about 13cm spleen & still afraid hiv.
Illness Anxiety: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT very useful for your anxiety over HIV. If you are taking universal precautions in the OR, the likelihood that you will be infected is extremely low. You should also consider that there may be stress and other factors in your life outside of work that are contributing to this worry. Believe in yourself that you will overcome this. Find good therapist.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CMVcause chronic deranged LFTS (over 12mnths ALT^ AST)?been tested for everything other than CMVand HIV, spleen 14cm,MRCP USNormal scared of biops
Depends on the test: If you had a 4th generation test (also called duo or combo test), it was conclusive -- any time more than 4 weeks after exposure. If a third generation antibody test, 6 weeks probably is conclusive, but official advice would be testing at 3+ months after exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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