HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)-1 is the common type of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus attacks the body's immune system and destroys CD4 cells. These are the cells that help the body to fight infections. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)-1 severely damages the immune system and leads to Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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Could you please look into the reports and confirm whether the test carried out for HIV is a fourth-generation test?

Query: Hello doctor, Please see attached the reports for the viral markers (3H) and VDRL and RPR screening along with this query. These tests were undertaken after eight months and 19 days of exposure or 263 days post-exposure. I wanted to confirm if the test used in the attached report for HIV screening i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test, which is performed, is a fourth-generation test. The fourth-generation test is a combo or a duo test. It looks for both antigens and antibodies of HIV. It is great that your test for HIV, HBV (hepatitis B virus), HCV (hepati...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of night sweats, fatigue, and recurrent tonsillitis due to EBV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having night sweats, fatigue, and have been feeling a bit hot on and off for two months, and have lost 5% of my body weight. I had really bad tonsillitis last month and have got it again now. I tested positive for strep and EBV. I started taking antibiotic...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to ask you few questions. Are you taking any steroid drugs? Have any history of unprotected sexual activity? Anything that can cause your immunity to go down and factors like bad oral hygiene can lead to recurrent upper respiratory infections like ton...  Read Full »

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