ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) are methods used to treat infertility. The methods include fertility medicines, in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, reproductive surgeries, and cryopreservation.

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I am on ARV and IVIG, can they cure anterior horn cell disease caused by HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am HIV positive and on ARV for the past nine years. My legs feel weak and I cannot stand on my legs. The nerve conduction report states peripheral neuropathy and anterior horn cell disease. Can IVIG injection cure anterior horn cell disease caused by HIV?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the cause is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), then you require antiretroviral treatment (ART) for the symptoms to improve. Studies have shown that symptoms of anterior horn cell disease potentially improve after effective ART. Kindly answer the following: 1. F...  Read Full »

Should I take PEP if I had protected sex with a sex worker?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel so stupid. I got drunk and ended up having sex with a CSW. She gave me oral sex, and then we had vaginal sex. I did not touch her vagina with my fingers. Earlier in the evening, I had trimmed myself in my pubic area and had a slight abrasion, but there was no bleeding. I used a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With protected sex, you are safe from contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).  Read Full »

Is there a new medicine for 100 % cure of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,My brother was detected as HIV positive. Is this disease completely curable or not? Is there any new medicine for a 100 % cure for this disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is so effective a treatment available for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that it is no longer a dreadful disease. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) needs to be taken regularly with 100 % adherence. With regular ART, HIV will be completely suppressed, and th...  Read Full »

Are the tests which I have undergone sufficient to conclude my HIV status?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with a CSW five months before. I do not know the condom's status, either broken or ruptured. I was drunk that day, but I did not even ejaculate. Since I had a doubt, I took a test in the 4th week, HIV 1 and 2 antibody rapid tests from the laboratory, which was non-reac...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You have gone for antibody testing for HIV 1 and 2 many times, and it has come negative. When two tests for antibody detection based on different principles are negative, it means the individual is not having an HIV infection. You h...  Read Full »

Will HIV test be negative while on ART?

Query: Hi doctor, I am under ART for HIV. If I test for HIV now, will it be negative since I am under treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Despite the currently available antiretroviral therapy (ART), your HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) detection tests like ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) and western blot are not expected to become negative. There is no medically confirmed, published, or acknowled...  Read Full »

My wife has HIV infection. What are the chances of it affecting future kids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in sexual relationship with my wife since marriage for the past 100 days. Yesterday we both tested and identified that she is HIV positive and I am negative.¬†Is there a high chance that the unprotected vaginal sex with HIV positive woman will result in HIV? Will it get cured in HIV¬...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not necessary that you are suffering from HIV right now. But, the chances are high if you will not refrain yourself from unprotected sex with your wife. Since the risk of transmission from female to male is less than 0.5 % per act so you might be free right now....  Read Full »

What are the other tests done to confirm HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, The doctor told me to test for a retrovirus. Unfortunately, it came positive. He said you might have HIV. Then I went to a government hospital where they took my blood sample, and they gave me the results within two hours. They told me I have HIV 1. Soon, after that, they started my tre...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As far as the HIV test is concerned, it is positive (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and if you have a doubt, then you can get tested for RNA PCR. You have the infection, because, without HIV, CD4 will not come down and also, you have checked for HIV, a...  Read Full »

Is HIV transmission possible through the mother's placenta to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is HIV positive. My first baby is born. I am negative and my first child is negative. My partner is in ART treatment now. I am 38 days pregnant now. We checked with the normal HIV test, in that I was negative. But my friends told me, if the baby gets linked through the mother'...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern. If the mother is HIV negative, then there is no risk of transmission of HIV to the baby. For more information consult a HIV AIDS specialist online -->  Read Full »

I am HIV positive. Why are my WBC not affected?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a young woman and I recently discovered that I am HIV positive after I turned 21. When I told my mother about it, she confessed that she had known since I was 16 and that my father died of AIDS whilst she has been on ART for almost a decade now. They realized my status after I got...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be related to HIV. WBC (white blood cells) count is not generally affected, it is lymphocyte count which gradually depletes. Your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is showing mild anemia, slightly low neutrophils, which is not worris...  Read Full »

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