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Basic Metabolic Panel Hiv Irregularities

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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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Hey Dr BobI'll admit after my possible insertive vaginal exposure in January I've been slowly sliding towards madness, like Shakespere's MacBeth. Despite having negative ELISA tests at 5 and 6.9 months I have sinse written to you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Macbeth,Are you a candidate for extended follow-up testing? Nope. The criteria for recommending testing beyond six months can vary from situation to situation. But I can assure you that you do not qualify. HIV is not your problem. Fear of HIV,... Read more »


Dear DrI was diagnosed hiv+ last october so was my fiancee. I have been on zerit, fortovase and epivir since and my load was undetectable. My fiancee hasn't been on any medication cause he feels he has no symptoms as yet. Anyway we been careful...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
PC:I am afraid to say that we do not fully understand the relationship between the infection itself, the medications that we prescribe and the hormonal (and menstrual cycle) system. Women have reported either changes in their normal menstrual... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello, I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit and DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am gald your drug combination is working for you. It strikes me that the best thing for you is to optimize your diet, exercise and stop smoking (if you do, in fact, smoke). All easier said than done, especially if you are on a limited budget.As... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." See below.Dr. Bobis there such thing as HIV- carriers?Mar 13, 2007 Hello Doc, I have tested negative for HIV out to six months and believe I am negative per the recommendations of this site... Read more »
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South African AIDS Panel Report

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The South African government is currently confronted with the challenge of responding to the growing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic. The governments response has been... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

The basics

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had sex with someone once who I later found it is HIV positive. I am a male who used a condom and and my partner was a female. The condom did not fail or break.

What should I do? I am panicked!!!

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Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye.

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye. Read more »