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Can A Normal Blood Test Catch Hiv

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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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Can you catch Hiv from Blood on food?

Please do not make fun of me I am not kidding with this qoestion. I am very afraid of germs, I go to a doctor because I worry about every thing. I went to get tested at a hiv clinic as I do every 6 months. I have never been afraid of the sickness...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.You're worried about HIV being transmitted from a positive lab technician to his business card and then to your hands and then to your Burger King chicken tenders and then to your mouth, which was "gushing blood" because you bit... Read more »

Found blood on pillow in hotel,could I catch a STD?

Dear Doctor,About 2 years ago my friends and I went on vacation and stayed at a motel. After waking up in the morning I realized that there was alot of dried blood on the pillow itself that I had slept on but not the pillow case. My question is is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Was the name on the motel sign "Bates Motel" and did the proprietor look anything like Tony Perkins? OK, never mind. No, you are not at any risk from sleeping on the bloody pillow. Relax, no testing is warranted or recommended.What I... Read more »

HIV report with normal blood test

Sir, If you read this question I just want to let you know that I am the same guy from India who just asked you the question about contracting HIV from bathroom floors and the maid peeing and all that stuff. I just want to add that does a normal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nope! A "normal blood test" would not indicate HIV infection. The only way to know if someone is HIV infected is to get an HIV-specific test.As for "contracting HIV from bathroom floors and the maid peeing and all that stuff,"... Read more »

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...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I do not know what the dark blemishes in your genital area is. It is almost impossible to say what a rash is from without seeing it. I am not sure if you are confusing terms used to call yeast infections. Your doctor may have said that you have a... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Normal Blood Test - Would the virus show up?

Posted by Anonymous
I am worried that I may have contracted HIV and have yet to go to a clinic for a test. However, a few days ago I went for a blood test because I have been feeling tired for over a year now. My question is this. Could the virus show up on the blood... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »