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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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Help! problem with HIV results for pregnancy blood test

Hi Doc, last monday i went for my routine pregnancy blood test, when the result came back it asked me to re-do the test in 4 to 6 weeks. because out of all hiv-related tests one seemed to be reactive while all of the others are negative. it says...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...being negative) during pregnancy, or for people on kidney dialysis or with hemophilia. The initial or "screening" test for HIV is looking for a type of antibody in the blood, it is done by a technique called ELISA (or EIA). This test is meant... Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hematologist's opinion? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Should you see a hematologist's opinion? Why would you want to go to a blood specialist to find out about an abnormal HIV test? No, you should not consult a hematologist. Instead, I... 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 »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat to ask you to respond to me. I will donate $ 100.00. I cannot eat, cannot sleep, have a child...that required my attention. It is really hard for me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You cannot acquire HIV from getting an HIV test! Needles are not reused. You are HIV negative.I believe you accurately diagnosed your problem when you Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

... The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIV blood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...decisions about your health care. CD4 Cell Count Tests Your doctor normally will order tests of several types of white blood cells (WBCs). One is a B cell, which is involved in the production of antibodies. B cells also deal with infections... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

...Search the Newsroom archive Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

...Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . 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... Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, 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 »