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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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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean....
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
NO.... Read more »

Do I need to get an hiv blood test? Please very concerned

Hello and thank you for your time. I had an exposure in August and time was alproaching to be tested. I took an oral at home swab in December. Are these tests reliable compared to a finger prick or blood being drawn?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:At home tests that have been approved by the FDA are very reliable outside of the 90 day testing window. You do not need to be tested for this incident again. You are negative.In health,Richard... Read more »

hiv phobia and cant go testing .Do I need testing?

hello doctor ,first of all sorry for my english I hope that you will undertand my story. my exposure is almost 2 years ago. I am male ,mid 30 and circumsized .I had one time protected vaginal sex .I used trojan condom .I put the condom on , but it...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereI would say that you are at very low risk of HIV due to your use of the condom. The body of research on the effectiveness of latex condoms in preventing sexual transmission of HIV is both comprehensive and conclusive. The ability of latex... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y.

I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent exposure has not happened, or should I be having an HIV test anyway? Read more »

test info needed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what would be the chance of having hiv after 2 elisa test were neg 3 trs after the last exposure but having some symptoms such as scaly places on face, bands around some of my gums and small petcheie spots on arms could the tests be wrong or should... Read more »