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WHAT DOES A POSITIVE HIV TEST MEAN

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Does it mean I tested positive?

I got my blood works done last week and today I got a call fromt the lab. They told me that they were going to send me some form that I needed to sign in order for my HIV test results to be released. Does this mean that I tested positive for HIV...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. They need your consent to release any information, whether the test is negative or positive.... Read more »

Does positive toxo test mean diagnosis of AIDS?

I know that toxoplasmosis is listed as one of the 'AIDS defining illnesses'. I am healthy and have no symptoms, but my Dr. suggested that I get tested for toxoplasmosis as a routine test. She said that the blood test can determine if...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The positive toxo antibody test indicates past exposure and not necessarily active infection. If your CD4 count is > 200 then regardless of whether your toxo antibody test is positive you don't have AIDS.... Read more »

positive screening means hiv+?

does a positive screening test for hiv mean that you are hiv positive?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Not necessarily. When one talks about a screening test, they are talking about a test called an ELISA. A positive screening test is always confrimed by a test called a western blot. If the confirmatory test is negative, I usually recommend a repeat... Read more »

HIV result means positive or negative?please shannon help me i can not continue me life

please help me? what is the result below mean after 87 days of exposure. the result is:- TEST NAME:- HIV Antibody (AIDS Test) RESULT:- Nonreactive BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE :- Negative Interpret:- 0.12 N.B. NR : means Negative React : means Positive this...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis means you are negative! The testing guidelines are to be tested 90 days after exposure. 89 days is good and you are HIV free from your experience.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
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Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok I hope I can find an answer to my question

i was married in Oct of 07 to a man who I met and fell in love with very quickly, When we first met I had him go to the clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative... Read more »

The Meaning of Being HIV Positive

Posted by edanmilton
I am 24 years old, an immigrant to the US, a recent college graduate, recently moved to Seattle to be with my partner of eight months, non-alcoholic drinker, do not smoke, have not tried drugs and recently tested positive with HIV.

Do I feel shameful... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
I had unprotected insertive vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach.

A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot.

I went back to test again 7... Read more »