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Mitochondrial Toxicity

...example, the soreness people feel after running a marathon is caused by a buildup of lactic acid. Some people with MT have very high levels of lactic acid in their blood. This rare condition is called lactic acidosis. There is a blood test for lactic acid levels, but experts disagree on how to interpret the results. Physical exertion before the blood test -- including climbing stairs or walking quickly -- can increase lactic acid levels and...
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Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving Contractors requirement for an annual dive physical. One of the blood test...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...know HIV status, you could have a much harder time defending yourself against that accusation than if you limited your annual physical to data and conditions that have a direct impact on ability to dive. Read more »

Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test. Read more »

Warts/Molluscum via Blood?

Hello. Can a person get genital warts or molluscum contagiosum be transmitted via blood? If so, does the current blood supply check for these diseases?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...theblood supply for these viruses. The blood supply is however checked for other STD's that can be transmittedvia blood. These blood tests include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C (onlyoccasionally sexually transmitted), HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-I, HTLV-II,... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine and Blood Test Results?

Hi Doctors,Thanks for your website.My girlfriend recently had the third (and final) jab in her series of vaccines for hepatitis B. Her labs prior to this were CD4 670 and VL 6000. The vaccine made her feel like she had flu for a few days after, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...cell count has fluctuated but the CD4 pool of cells is staying about the same. I understand your concern, but would not worry.Hepatitis B vaccine is a good idea for people with HIV who do not have immunity to this virus from prior exposure. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also have some blood tests done including: Liver function tests Electrolyte level Blood pH level Lactate level ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...possible to help you process the anti-HIV drugs. The only way to know for sure whether you have hepatitis C is to have a blood test; there are often no symptoms during the initial infection. Harlon, 45, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1987,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...that with managing achronic disease like HBV, you might go through many years of monitoring your condition withjust routine blood tests and office visits without the need for treatment. Working with a doctoryou like and trust, and taking charge... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: More Than 1,100 People Need Blood Tests After Illegal Acupuncture in Montreal

...recent discovery that the needles she used during treatment were not properly sterilized. The department is asking them to have a blood test for HIV and hepatitis. Even thought the risk of infection from HIV or hepatitis B and C during... Read more »
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navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does the navy test annually for HIv 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 »

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 a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »