The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Workplace and Insurance IssuesWorkplace and Insurance Issues
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

how to obtain cd4 count and viral load test for foreigners
Jun 14, 2001

Dear Sir/Madam,

Can you inform me on how to go about getting a viral load test and cd4 count. I am a foreigner and the said tests are not readily available in my country. Therefore, I intend to visit Los Angeles in order to obtain the above tests. It will be useful if you could also inform my of the approximate costs.

Thanks much.


Response from Ms. Donnelly

The rough cost for a viral load test is $120 - $200 USD and the rough cost for a CD4 test is $60 - $100. In California, depending on your income, there could be some help in getting those costs covered even if you are not a permanent resident. It would be worthwhile to check with a local AIDS Service Organization such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Beinstar, or Being Alive to see if they have a case manager or benefits counselor who might be able to direct you to services or give you more information about possible reimbursement for these tests.

advice for non-us citizen
Receiving AIDS medicine in NV

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint