|what other tests check for aids
Apr 21, 1997
If you take a mono test, do they check you for aids also?
| Response from Mr. Sowadsky
Hi. Thank you for your question. Tests for Mono (mononucleosis) and tests for HIV are totally separate. When one tests for diseases like Mono, physicians do not automatically test you for other diseases (like HIV). Physicians will only check for diseases which they think the patient may have. Tests for other diseases cannot be used to diagnose HIV infection. The only test that will detect HIV infection, are tests specifically designed to test for HIV (like HIV antibody tests). To understand the circumstances that physicians will check for HIV infection, see the question, "Blood Test".
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).
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