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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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Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly what I'm saying! As I've stated... Read more »

testing for opportunistic diseases after exposure to HIV+ blood?

dear dr. feinberg,as a high rish needle stick from a known hiv pt do i need further testing. i am at the 6 month mark and neg, but i am concerned about contracting other diseases. my employer is no help and i want to cover all my bases,so that when...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you are HIV- at 6 months, then no further testing for OIs is warranted.... Read more »

blood to blood (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

If you're having unprotected sex and both of you bleed, can this cause HIV to form, or if you're both clean, will nothing happen?Sex ed never teaches you about how it forms....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we have another example of the consequences of abstinence-only sex education! Can there be any doubt we need to bring back science-based sex education?Questioner, HIV is a virus that is transmitted from one infected person to an... Read more »

blood diseases

Working in the construction business, I encounter many situations where I and other co-workers at the same time have open cuts on our hands. I have used many tools that have others blood on them. It is pretty much impossible not to. Not enough...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not know of any cases of HIV being transmitted via an inanimate object (injection needles/syringes being the exception). If a tool is clearly covered in blood, you might want to take the time to clean it off. Otherwise, I do not see any... Read more »
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HIV a DISEASE or a CONDITION

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
SO WHAT IS IT???

This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..

WHATS THE BLOODY ANSWER!?!?!?!

"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.thebody.com/cdc/news_updates/update.html#03

The above link describes a recent case where someone was hiv+ and they donated blood. This resulted in infecting an innocent person through a blood transfusion. Please do not donate blood as a... Read more »