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Syphilis Pregnancy Loss
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Weight loss & HIV: HIV can indeed cause weight loss but usually this is in the end stages when the virus has been causing infection for 7 or 8 years already. HIV infection in the beginning may not have any clear recognizable symptoms-- that's partly what makes it so dangerous. Good to get tested if unsure because the meds could save your life. Always good to practice safe sex too, because of other STDs. ...Read more
HIV negative via Elisa and rna 20 years after any possible exposure but having symptoms of late stage HIV. Weight loss and fatigue and low testostero?
Not HIV: The tests for HIV are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. Therefore, test results always overrule symptoms, exposure history, or anything else. And of course weight loss, fatigue, etc are common to innumerable medical conditions besides HIV/AIDS (and HIV doesn't cause low testoserone). Your test results prove HIV is not the cause of these problems. ...Read more
How accurate is 12 weeks negative stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying
No more exposures?: If a woman is a worrier, she will worry until she stops exposing herself. So, at this time she can stop worrying and stop exposing herself. If she decides to expose herself again, she will worry again. It's a choice to expose or not to expose; thus, the worrying is her own consequence within her control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good overview here: Good overview here: http://bit.Ly/jywgzb - dr kutteh "wrote some of the book" on recurrent pregnancy loss (2 miscarriages or more). One study helped find the right treatment for a common immune cause of pregnancy loss (antiphospholipid antibodies), another showed that tests should be done after 2 miscarriages not 3. See reproductive endocrinology / infertility specialist for tests and prevention. ...Read more
Missed periods by 6 days & test gave positive result of pregnancy.But experiencing candidiasis. Any problem to baby in this early stage of pregnancy?
HIV: Rare, rare, rare. And confirmatory testing is always done so that this will prove false-positive immediately. ...Read more
Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more
Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
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