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Blood Test To Measure Amounts Of Sustiva In Blood

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The Well Project

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

Table of Contents 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 caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Sustiva blood test ?

Hi Dr. I have read about Sustiva Baseline blood test to check the amount of Sustiva in a persons blood. I am on Sustiva and Truvada and my AST &ALT doubles with each blood check. I have asked my Dr. about this sustiva test and she did not know...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.You are correct that there is some interest in monitoring drug levels to make sure that there is enough drug in the blood as well as perhaps consider modifying therapy for toxicity if the levels are particularly high. That... Read more »

Urine with trace amount of blood, HIV status unknown

I was dumping urine from a urinal into the toilet and unfortunately didn't have my goggles on because my gloves were already dirty and I didn't want to change gloves to put them on. While dumping the urine (which labs showed had trace...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
You should get tested.... Read more »

Re (Follow-up): Indirect exposure to small amount of blood

Hello Dr. Bob, please accept my sincere heartfelt thanks for answering my question about "Indirect exposure to small amount of blood". Your answer has worked wonders for my life. I have given up smoking. How could I disregard the advice of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,BRAVO on both quitting smoking and getting help for your OCD. You have taken two giant steps toward improved health and happiness!Briefly responding to your follow-up questions:1.Dude, the chances of this happening are nonexistent.2.Same as... Read more »

Indirect exposure to small amount of blood

Hello Dr. Bob, I am truly impressed by your wonderful work here. I have read many websites, but I have not seen a specialist like you, who combines compassion and humour while dispensing the best scientific knowledge. I have read your archives a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments.Now on to your forehead-thwacking incident:1a) A cut did not exist, so this is a moot question, right? No need to worry about "what ifs."1b) Risk = zero.2) Nope.3) Risk = zero.4) Nope. HIV is not your... Read more »
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a considerable amount of HIV blood in a glass

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am wondering if 20-30 ml of wet HIV-infected blood remained in a glass for more than twelve hours, will the blood be still infectious even if it is still wet after that 12 hours?? Read more »

First Round of Blood Tests... nervous

Posted by TheGoodLife, 1 Reply
I have a blood test schedule for tomorrow. There's a LONG list of tests. I dont think I'll have much blood left. Here is the list. I'm a little nervous. Does this look like a good "first test?" Anything missing?

1. Torch IGG Panel
2. HIV 1 RNA,... Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
I need to know if anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N
or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin ... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »