c-reactive protein test
Mar 6, 2004
I have a question about HIV and a test for c-reactive protein. My doctor told me that a test for c-reactive protein will show if someone has AIDS. Is this also true for HIV infection?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Two possibilities here:
1. You misunderstood what your doctor said.
2. You need a new doctor.
No, C-reactive protein is not a test for HIV/AIDS. Only an HIV-specific test can diagnose HIV/AIDS.
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