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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I hv got an std/hiv test on the 12th aug & i hv had unprotected sex in june, 14th july, 23rd july wld this test cover those date or I have take another?

I hv got an std/hiv test on the 12th aug & i hv had unprotected sex in june, 14th july, 23rd july wld this test cover those date or I have take another?

HIV: The recommended procedure is to test for antibody at 2-4 weeks, three and six months. If you want earlier info you can either get a p24 antigen (fairly accurate) or an RNA pcr, the latter being expensive. Hopefully you are being tested simultaneously for other stds, and learning not to have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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I've grown impatient waiting for my STD/HIV test results to come in from my doctor's. Is it unhealthy to go get another test done that guarantees quick, same-appointment, results? I tested last Wed.

I've grown impatient waiting for my STD/HIV test results to come in from my doctor's. Is it unhealthy to go get another test done that guarantees quick, same-appointment, results? I tested last Wed.

Be careful!: "Unhelthy"? Maybe for your wallet; it could be expensive. Also, there are no accurate rapid tests for some STDs, and others may be less reliable than lab-based tests. You would be wise to just relax and wait for the results of the tests already in the works. ...Read more

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4week recv unprotected blowjob.penis rub vagina fluid involved no penetration.15day std/hiv test neg.17day rna test neg.99temp,fatigue,sorethroat.hiv?

4week recv unprotected blowjob.penis rub vagina fluid involved no penetration.15day std/hiv test neg.17day rna test neg.99temp,fatigue,sorethroat.hiv?

IWouldn'tWorryToMuch: That's "fellatio," buddy! Sounds Eye-talian, so i like it. "Blowjob" is so...so ghetto...Anyways, our good friends at the CDC (the hot shots with all the supposed answers) say 97 percent of people develop detectable HIV antibodies within the first three months after exposure whereas the RNA test can find the little buggers within 2 weeks. But I'd wait another 2 weeks for viral load to increase. ...Read more

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Doctor said post nasal drip but meds won't help this month + long sore w red bumps back of throat. Std/hiv test was neg. Started days after sex w man.

Doctor said post nasal drip but meds won't help this month + long sore w red bumps back of throat. Std/hiv test was neg. Started days after sex w man.

Sore throat: A strong emotional factor appeared to be the main cause of your sore throat. The throat is an extremely sensitive part of the body and complaints are very common when folks are under stress! ...Read more

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How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

Very accurate, but: depends on where the tests were done. If from at an approved US Laboratory, then it will be almost conclusive. ...Read more

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I think I have a infection in my semen possibly an std but I have had a std and hiv test and it was negitive. Can a semen analysts see an infection ?

I think I have a infection  in my semen possibly an std but I have had a std and hiv test and it was negitive. Can a semen analysts see an infection ?

Prostatitis?: We don't know what you mean by a semen infection.What makes you think you have semen infection.Only thing I can think of is Prostatitis.Which will give you urinary symptoms and can also cause painful ejaculation. I suggest you consult your Doctor and preferably a Urologist.You may need to get your semen cultured.The specimen can be obtained by prostatic message ...Read more

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I had my STD and HIV (rapid test) 10month ago and it was negative(and i wasn't active since).I know i sound paranoid but should I rapid my HIV test !

I had my STD and HIV (rapid  test) 10month ago and it was negative(and i wasn't active since).I know i sound paranoid but should I rapid my HIV test !

Sex and disease: It all depends on when the risk was in reference to your last test. If you were patient and waited after a possible exposure and tested when the test would be valid you do not need to retest. But, if you need another test to ease your mind then please do so. ...Read more

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How long should I wait for STD test and HIV test? 16days ago no symptoms.. Other then stomach burn and cough for 2weks. Just want a peace of mind.

Unprotected sex: Go see your doctor, planned parenthood (yes, even for men) or county health/std clinic for testing. Get tested as soon as possible if you have symptoms. Then get repeat testing as sometimes it takes a while to turn positive if you don't have symptoms. All depends upon which std you have. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/qa/index.Htm & http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov/stdtesting.Aspx. ...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. Lisa Oldson
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more