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Testing for HIV in other places other than blood.

I have an undetectable viral load. However, I understand that the viral load test counts only how much HIV is in my blood. Is there a test I could take to count HIV in the rest of my body?
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
There is no test that is commercially available to measure viral load from other sites in the body. At this point, it is purely a research test. Some of the currently available viral load tests have determined that viral load is detectable and can... Read more »

Testing for HIV in places other than plasma.

Dr. Bob,Since 2003, I have had 11 total HIV tests, all negative and these were various kinds of... Read more »

Blood Tests

if you were to take a blood test to see if you have mononucleosis, could the doctors also see if... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality Blood Testing Docking Fingering Fisting Frottage or Rubbing Kissing Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...solving). These tests can detect subtle changes in your memory and provide important information. You may also need to have a blood test called a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) to obtain a sample of spinal fluid. A needle is... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
...is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

blood donation got awry

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...only ONE PLACE in Ontario (sorry dont know about other provinces)!!! I have waited and waited and took two tests at 3+5 weeks(blood testing). The anticipation is awful. I then went at 8 weeks for a rapid test....what a freaking difference. (I... Read more »

Oral HIV testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I hear that clinics (not sure if all clinics) also give out oral HIV tests. Is that true? What do they do with that and are they reliable?? Read more »