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annual diagnostics/tests
Nov 24, 2007

I would be grateful for your guidance. I am a 44 year old male diagnosed with HIV in 2001 and on meds (ritonavir boosted atazanavir plus truvada) since October 2005.

In an ideal world, if cost was no object, which bloods and other diagnostic tests should I have on an annual basis to monitor my condition?

As exhaustive and complete a list of tests as possible would be much appreciated - or if you could direct me to a website that lists them I would be very grateful.

Thanks very much Dr Holodniy

Londoner, UK

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The usual battery of tests includes: CD4 count/percent, HIV viral load, standard blood counts (white, red blood cells, platelets), Chemistry panel including lipid panel (total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, tryglycerides), liver panel (liver enzymes such ALT, AST). Other tests are ordered according to need (hepatitis panels, thyroid hormones, etc).



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