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The Well Project

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

...indicate a problem thatneeds to be addressed. Important chem screen tests include: Calcium Calcium, one of the most important minerals in your body, is a majorpart of bones and teeth. Blood calcium is tested to check for a range ofconditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys, and teeth. Electrolytes Electrolytes play important roles in the healthy functioning of cells,nerves, and...
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blood exposure, and negative test at 8 weeks

Hello Dr. Frascino,Thank you so much for your answer, I just have another quick one, how or where can i donate, i look all over this site but can't find the link, do i just send a check, can i use a credit card somewhere on here. Thanks again.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diamond fields, oil wells, you name it! Thanks for you willingness to help others in desperate need.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bobblood exposure, and negative test at 8 weeksJun 22, 2009 Hi Doctor Frascino, (I have Lyme disease for about 8 months... Read more »

blood exposure, and negative test at 8 weeks

Hi Doctor Frascino,(I have Lyme disease for about 8 months since Sept, 2008 and been on treatment with anti-biotics.)About 2 months ago, in April , on a Saturday nite, i was at a bar and next to my table there was a fight. A guy was bleeding on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stung!). Consequently your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent.To address your specific questions:1.I very strongly doubt you got blood in your eye. Even if you did, it would be doubtful the bleeding guy was HIV infected. Even if he was and even... 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
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"False positive" oral test, followed by negative blood test

I tried to submit this yesterday, but it seemed to not work. I just took a look at your foundation page. So you're a concert pianist? Very commendable. I'll have to check back for any future concerts. I myself am a violinist.Well here goes... I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confirmed by subsequent non-reactive Western Blots and the follow-up negative HIV antibody test seven months later. No further HIV testing is warranted. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how! Yell WOO-HOO! and get back to practicing. You'll... 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 is used Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...12/30/08). Jesse Goodman, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research , said, "With the MPX test, blood donor testing laboratories will be able to use nucleic acid technology to screen for additional HIV strains, further... Read more »
Project Inform

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

...tests measure the amount of HIV in about a teaspoon of blood. The genetic material that the test measures is called HIV RNA. Testing viral load is important for monitoring HIV disease and how well therapy is working. When HIV levels decrease,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Province Looking at Some Mandatory Blood Tests

...introduced a bill to allow first responders, crime victims, and Good Samaritans who are accidentally splashed with someone else's blood to obtain a court-ordered test of that blood for HIV or hepatitis C. "When someone is acting as a lifesaver or... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still Read more »

Donor blood center test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Quick question if anyone knows out there. What type of test does the blood center use to test for hiv? How effective is it? It would seem nothing would get past them. Right? Where can you get the Read more »