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Can A Normal Blood Test Catch Hiv

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scared im infected do normal blood test show hiv results

a year ago i sleeped with a guy who i now suspect has hiv, after about 4 months i notice dark blemishes around my genitals and they have been spreading.My doctor told me i had trush, but i'd had trush befor and this was'nt it , the cream my doctor...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...someone who specializes in women's health called a gynecologist for another examination. Yeast infections do not mean you have HIV. Women with and without HIV get yeast infections in the genital areas at about equal frequency. Thrush, on the... Read more »

HIV and blood-test results

Dear Dr.Holodniy,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest... Read more »

HIV and blood-test results- Any health tips to stay healthy?

Dear Dr.Vergel,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4... Read more »
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...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...measuring HGB and hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
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thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later saying that my levels of bilirubin (from liver) were a little... Read more »

CBC Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I understand CBC blood tests are not the way to diagnose HIV, but what does your WBC do in acute infection? Does it go up or down? Read more »

Blood Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I went to my doctor today but did not tell him about my HIV worries. He has decided to do a blood test tomorrow although he says that he thinks i just have a cold. Do you think I have anything to worry about? Surely he would of Read more »

Blood TEst

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I did a blood test for Heptatitis and also another blood test for fatty liver. I just like to know if HIV + person would have any different results Read more »