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Can A Regular Blood Test Test For 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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Doctor said Regular Blood Tests would show Signs of HIV Infection

Hello Dr.I wanted to tell you what an amazing job you do. You are such a good person who deserves all the respect in the world!My question to you is that, I had a fairly low risk exposure back in october: received unprotected oral and had protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ryan,Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Unprotected oral carries a very low risk and "protected" vaginal sex is protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS. That they... Read more »

Regular blood test/doctors opinion

I recently got sick with a sore throat.. the doctor did a blood test on me.. and said that I had a bacterial infection. Here's my question - if I were HIV positive would anything on that test show up to give the doctor reason to test me...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The blood test that will tell you if you are HIV infected or not is an antibody test performed three or more months after your last exposure.If you have questions about the cause of your sore throat, try talking with your doctor about your concerns... Read more »

I went to a boardwalk clinic to get my regular blood work.

Dr. Bob, I went to a family practice clinic here to get my blood work done. One dumbest mistake what i did was that i forgot that i had a wound on the bottom of my hand, which came out from a burn from oven, while baking some food. So when the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long outside the body. Besides, I doubt you plopped your burned hand onto a puddle of fresh HIV-tainted blood. I see no reason for concern, special... Read more »

undetecable and is scared to see if the regular h.i.v test will show negative

HI I. Was recently diagnose with. H.I.v in July of 12 and was undetectabl. Since September and I was wondering if now since I did my 2 test. To see if the. Virual load. I's contained. I want to know would my test to see if I have h.I.v will...
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
If your screening HIV antibody test and western blot confirmatory test have been positive, then they will remain so, even if your HIV viral load is undetectable.... Read more »
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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

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Get Tested Regularly !!

Posted by AIDS2HIV
If you have the slightest inclination that ya may be at risk, dont waste your life blowing things out of proportion with worry...simply go get TESTED ! when should you get tested?..REGULARLY!!! We are talking about a disease thats that does NOT... 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 »

Your opinion please Regulars

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would really appreciate some advice on this please, would you say after having all these symptoms five weeks after an unprotected heterosexual encounter that and still testing Negative at 16 weeks that I dont need to do any further testing for HIV. Read more »