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Low WBC during standard testing-HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything looked normal otherwise. Well,...
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
Based on your history and timing of tests, you do not have HIV infection. Hundreds of things can cause low white blood cell counts. Age, ethnic background, other infections, medications, or even the time of day can all affect this count. I would... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything else looked normal otherwise....
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloAlthough a decreased white blood count can be an indicator of HIV infection, it is not an absolute marker. The white blood count can be decreased in a number of other clinical situations including other viral infections, bone marrow... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load, will standard HIV test still show positive?

I am living in a country where HIV tests are required for renewal of a work permit. My viral load has been undetectable for more than one year and I get my medication in another country. Will the standard HIV test for a doctor that does not know my...
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
Yes, an HIV antibody test will still be positive.... Read more »

(1)CDC standards for needlesticks? (2)regarding needlesticks, how can you get the needle apparatus fluid residue tested for HIV, hepatitis and any other suspected ID's?

I am a health care professional. Our hospital has a contridicting policy that states that after a needle stick from a patient, we and the patient are to be tested for HIV. If the patient is in fact HIV positive, then a viral load is to be done. Only...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Many of the guidelines for needlestickexposures to HIV have already been address in the question, "Are there rapidPCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needlesticks?", dated... Read more »
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Is the test standardized?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.

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Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.


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Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely... Read more »