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If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future. Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

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HIV Symptoms?

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...measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
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...immune system creates after an infection. 9 A blood test is used to confirm whether a person has been infected with HIV. 8 HIV tests look for the presence of antibodies rather than the virus itself. There are many different types of HIV... Read more »
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Local TV documentary on teens & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Jacksonville FL. All (and I mean all) of the local stations showed this 2 hour documentary on teens that were HIV POZ. It was on every channel. Anyway, one of these teens said he tested and tested and finally on the fourth try after a... 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 »

Will oralquick stick infect me again ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to SF Aids Foundation for Oralquick test for test after suffering tremondous amounts of those HIV infection symptoms. It comes with negative result though. Two questions 1. a day after that test, I saw a month ulcer and it is bleeding. I... Read more »