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Can A Health Professional Test One's Blood Sample For Hiv Without Ones Permission

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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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Risks of getting deseases while blood sampling

Today during blood sampling the nurse threw away a piece of paper with a drop of fresh blood from the previous patient. Then without washing her hands she put on gloves and took a blood sample from me. Was there any risk of getting HIV or Hep if she...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No.To get HIV, a body fluid has to come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly inside of your body. You could make an argument of "what-ifs," but the one piece we <b>know</b> is missing, is the... Read more »

Permission to WHOHoo? Vaccinations + TB test + lap dance

This week I have to get a HIV AB 1+2 and RPR. These exams and shots are for immigration reasons. I am working on getting my US permanent residence.I had some vaccinations done 1 and half week ago. Td, MMR and Varicella. I also had a TB skin...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Barcelona Guy Eric,1.No. From what you've told me, your HIV risk is nonexistent. You can't contract HIV from a lap dance while wearing your jeans, even if you are free balling and spunk up your 501s.2.See #1 above.3.No, your HIV test... Read more »

Is quick processing of blood sample important?

I recently got an ELISA test (negative) approx 8 weeks after a potential exposure to HIV. I know it was probably a little bit early so I am going to have another one at 3 months.In the meantime I am wondering if it is important that the ELISA test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I would assume that the hospital where you had your blood drawn has a specific protocol for specimen collection, storage, and delivery, and hopefully they adhere to that. The lab at my job does not deliver specimens for HIV testing that have been... Read more »

I hope you post this one to the ones that ask about disclosure (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

I am surprised to hear of people asking Is it right or necessary to disclose my HIV status? Well let me say this it is not that you should but that you MUST disclose. I know of a man that went ahead and started a relationship with a mother of 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hell "Anon,"Sure I'll post your comments although I must admit I find it interesting that you wish to remain "anon" even for posting your remarks, but have no difficulty lambasting an HIVer for not disclosing his status.If... Read more »
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Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »