HIV positive, diagnosed with bv. On pep. Advise?
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Does ESR increase during the first month of an HIV infection?
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White lining on tongue. Had protected oral and vaginal sex. Is it HIV?
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HIV positive and have TB infection in brain
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Is NAAT test effective in detecting HIV?
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Stress, suspecting HIV, want to take test
hi how are you doctors....plz help me.....am 28 man ...am studying in malaysia....my story like this....before 5 monthes i went to thialand with my freinds for exchange visit with my university...and while we stay there at the last night my freinds they bring night girls for fun time....they...
Hi in late stage of HIV, almost every part of body is involved including brain, heart, lungs, skin, intestines, muscles etc.
Chance of infection , cancer, heart fail etc increased
But all depends on immunity level of the patient
Hope this will help, if you have further queries, please call me.
antibodies to hiv virus will appear after 2 to 12 weeks time.
most the test will be positve after this time , this period is called window period.
enzyme immunoassay ( ELISA) is a screening test with > 99.5 % sensitivity and good screening test.
western blot is confirmation test
if any doubt first do ELISA if positive this have to confirmed by western blot test after window period.
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