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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 are primary HIV infection symptoms?

What are primary HIV infection symptoms?

Flu-like symptoms.: The majority of people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure. This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, joint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea. Not everyone with HIV has all symptoms. ...Read more

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Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Not likely: About 20% of the population catch the flu yearly. Most are healthy persons. Hiv positive makes you more succeptable to infection so yes if you are in poor condition and HIV pos you can catch viral, bacterial and fungal infections easier, however just because you catch the flu is no reason to suspect that you are now HIV positive. If you have risk factors for HIV then get tested. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gonorrhoea?

Symptoms of gonorrhoea?

Not Many In Women: The cdc has excellent information about stds available at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm. See your doctor to find the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Need eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Too high: To risk it. Besides infection, damage to the sphincter and loss of control of feces to mention one. ...Read more

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1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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Can 2 HIV partners have a HIV negative baby?

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Yes: If the mother takes appropriate antivirals, she can reduce the risk of transmission to less than 1%! ...Read more

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Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Possible: The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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Protected sex with csw, unprotected recptive oral. What is the risk of hiv? I tested neg for syph, chla, & ghon. 28 day hiv-1 RNA test neg.

Protected sex with csw, unprotected recptive oral. What is the risk of hiv? I tested neg for syph, chla, & ghon. 28 day hiv-1 RNA test neg.

No HIV risk: There is no HIV risk from saliva to the penis in oral sex. As the receptive partner you will not get hiv. But, you tested and, as expected, the test was negative. You did everything right. Go live your life. ...Read more

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How accurate are sexually transmitted infection tests?

How accurate are sexually transmitted infection tests?

Most very accurate!: From very common chlamydia, others, such as syphilis, hep c, hep b, hiv, gonorrhea, trichomonas can be acurately diagnosed1. ...Read more

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

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What are early HIV symptoms?

What are early HIV symptoms?

Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all! ...Read more

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Is non chlamydial ngu contagious? All std tests neg. first swab slightly >5wbc. Never any discharge. Current Swab <5wbc but still have symptoms.

Is non chlamydial ngu contagious? All std tests neg. first swab slightly >5wbc. Never any discharge. Current Swab <5wbc but still have symptoms.

NGU: Non-gonococcal urethritis is usually caused by an infection The most common causes of NGU include Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitaliium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Rare causes are Trichomonas vaginalis, Yeasts, HSV, Adenovirus, other bacteria such as Streptococci, mycobacteria, or anaerobes. Either you have incomplete treatement or reexposure or nonbacterial urethritis. Contact MD. ...Read more

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If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

Yes, of course: Each STD has its own specific tests. Of course it is possible to have herpes or HPV without having positive tests for those other infections. ...Read more

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Can HIV or std's give symptoms of lpr? Dr looked down throat with camera through nose, said "you have lpr". Is throat burn 1 month after sex coinciden

Not LPR: If you have HIV already then you must exclude other causes of your throat symptoms in particular infections. If you suspect std then you need to see a doctor and have it checked out. Do not assume it is lpr! ...Read more

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What are the signs an symptoms I should look for if I am expose to a STD or hiv ?

Twelve STDs: This question is way to general for this simple app. There are twelve common stds. They have distinctive symptoms and different ways to prevent such as condoms, vaccination, medication suppression, etc. I invite all of my patients to take the time to learn the basics. Now, if you have specific symptoms you are worrying about please re-ask this question. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of HIV? How can you get it? Is the symptoms similar to any other sti/std, if so which.

What are the symptoms of HIV? How can you get it? Is the symptoms similar to any other sti/std, if so which.

Long answer: It would not feasible to address your question in the limited space available. For a starter, please visit the site given below: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/ ...Read more

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Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

That is possible.: Are you using safe sex? Using unsafe approaches to sex can certainly heighten std fears (; increase std risk as well). Take care. ...Read more

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Could this be HIV or an STD .The other day I have been worrying about having HIV soo i got a 3 month HIV test with a negative result but have symptoms?

Depends on test-: The HIV test is broken into two parts- the screen and the confirmatory western blot. When infected with HIV for the first time (primary HIV infection), flu -like symptoms can occur. During this period, the HIV screen may be negative since your body has had timer to make enough antibodies to be positive. If primary HIV infection is suspected, an HIV viral load can be done to diagnose this condition. ...Read more

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Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Yes: If each partner you engage with has had multiple partners, then it is like you are having sex with all their partners as well. If any of them have a sexually-transmitted disease, they are sharing it with you. Initially there are no symptoms for hiv/aids. As the virus overwhelms your body, fatigue, rashes, unusual infections can present themselves. Use protection and get yourself tested. ...Read more

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Coukd epididymitis be caused by HIV. Would I feel the symptoms 5 days after unprotected oral sex? I tested negative for all the minor STD'S

Coukd epididymitis be caused by HIV.  Would I feel the symptoms 5 days after unprotected oral sex? I tested negative for all the minor STD'S

HIV is not this: No. Absolutely not. HIV is a virus and is spread throughout the body by blood. It does not cause any specific infection such as epidydimitis. Your question is so far out of left field I am having a hard time figuring out what you are really asking. Do you have HIV? ...Read more

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After how much time of unprotected intercourse can the symptoms of HIV or any other STD can occur its being around 2.5 years to the intercourse..

After how much time of unprotected intercourse can the symptoms of HIV or any other STD can occur its being around 2.5 years to the intercourse..

See below.: Not sure i understand the question. But. Most std's are readily apparent within a few days after unprotected intercourse. Hiv may not give symptoms for years and may take 6-12 months to become positive on a test. In terms of how long does it take to catch and std? One act of unprotected se is enough. ...Read more

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Should i worry about one time unprotected oral sex (gave/recieved) in regards to std and hiv? He had no sores and I've shown no symptoms. 8 months ago

Should i worry about one time unprotected oral sex (gave/recieved) in regards to std and hiv? He had no sores and I've shown no symptoms. 8 months ago

Not likely: After eight months and no symptoms on your part, infection is quite unlikely. Since you apparently are a worrier about such things, carry with you proper protection so you can use it next time. ...Read more

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Could I have an std? I had oral sex (cunnilingus) with a girl i didn't know too well 2 years ago. I've never had any symptoms. Could I have hiv

Could I have an std? I had oral sex (cunnilingus) with a girl i didn't know too well 2 years ago. I've never had any symptoms. Could I have hiv

Need for evaluation: It is very unlikely that you have hiv. The more likely stds you could have picked up are herpes and hpv. Next time you see your doctor discuss the need for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sex 4 months ago He said he didn't have an STD of any kind I'm still worried I might have No symptoms Parents might find out if I'm tested Scared HIV?

Sex 4 months ago He said he didn't have an STD of any kind I'm still worried I might have No symptoms Parents might find out if I'm tested Scared HIV?

NO Is confidential: This information is confidential , if you are worried you must get tested will take your worry out of your mind ...Read more

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Neck lymph nodes extremely swollen and hurt with palpation. No other symptoms. Occurred a few days after performing oral sex. Is this hiv? A std?

Neck lymph nodes extremely swollen and hurt with palpation. No other symptoms. Occurred a few days after performing oral sex. Is this hiv? A std?

Diagnosis not known.: The swollen cervical lymph nodes may or may not be related to oral sex. There is no way to diagnose with available information. If you had unprotected or high risk sex - recommend STD work up. ...Read more

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I got tested for STD and HIV 1/2 after a week when i had my 1st sex. Via blood and urine found negative. No symptoms just cough. Any thoughts?

I got tested for STD and HIV 1/2 after a week when i had my 1st sex.   Via blood and urine found negative. No symptoms just cough.  Any thoughts?

HIV Testing: First there is no HIV test that will be accurate within one week after exposure. Second, if one has a high risk exposure testing is not indicated but getting on treatment to prevent infection has to happen within 72 hours. Cough is in no way a symptom of a new HIV infection. ...Read more

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I had hiv ars symptoms after sex. Wbc and neutrophils have been elevated for 1 year after exposure but hiv and stds are negative. What do i have?

I had hiv ars symptoms after sex. Wbc and neutrophils have been elevated for 1 year after exposure but hiv and stds are negative. What do i have?

We do not: have adequate information to tell you your diagnosis. You submitted this on the general health education portion of Health Tap. If you are looking for a consult - then consider HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Chronic fever, thrush for 5 months these were started 1 week after sex with unknown , hiv, STD all neg; what can causes these symptoms?plz advise ?

Chronic fever, thrush for 5 months these were started 1 week after sex with unknown , hiv, STD all neg; what can causes these symptoms?plz advise ?

See ID doctor: This sounds as if there is compromise of the immune system. Don't know how you were tested and when, in relation to your symptoms. This complex picture is the provenance of an infectious diseases specialist, and if we knew where you lived it might be possible to recommend one or more. Call your local medical society or hospital and ask for an ID doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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18 days ago Unprotected blowjob, penis rubbing vagina no penetration.99.4 temp for 4day. Std/hiv neg at 15 days. Hiv early symptoms? What to do now?

Stop worrying: Your HIV risk is basically zero from this, your temp is not even a real fever, but if you're confident you're having symptoms ("HIV seroconversion is the worst case of the 'flu I ever had"), get checked for infectious mono. Use a condom next time because you're a gentleman. Cherish the memory of having shared love. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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