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Can A Routine Health Exam Find Hiv

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The Well Project

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 for women should be about 12 grams per deciliter (g/dL) -- a HGB level of less than 6.5 g/dL is very dangerous and could be life-threatening HCT levels for women should be 35 percent to 46 percent ...
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hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope that helps.Dr. BobHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS April 2010What Is HPV?Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a large group of viruses. Certain types of HPV... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Anyway, over the last 2 months i have let the "am i infected" monster creep back into my head. Compounded with graduate school examinations over the last 6 weeks, I have been an absolute emotional wreck. Ive had indigestion and loose stools and... Read more »

Help me Dr. 100 USD donation already made

Hello Dr. Bob,Thank you for getting back to me. As suggested I am resubmitting my post.First, thank you for the great job you do.To make the long story short. On the 8th of this month I had what I consider a high risk vaginal sex with a sex worker....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Overall I would consider your HIV risk negligible. However, as a precaution I'd suggest you get an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark to put any residual Read more »

Redish Spots on chest and back

In 1986 I was diagnosed as HTLV-111 Positive (HIV) during a routine screening in the Armed Forces. I have not had any major changes in my health other then depression (I am taking paxel). Now 20 years later, I started getting red spots on my chest...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You need to see a doctor about the rash. It can only be diagnosed by a physical exam. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

... Defining Transgender HIV Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Web Site Launched for Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Southern U.S. the disease and make testing uniformly routine. Although a new state policy makes testing for women routine during pelvic exams, it has not been uniformly adopted across the state, according to the News & Observer (Avery, Raleigh News &... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe Shifts From Voluntary HIV Testing to Provider-Initiated Testing in Response to Epidemic

... Zimbabwe has shifted from a voluntary HIV testing system to a provider-initiated system in which medical professionals incorporate HIV testing into routine medical exams Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Bank President Zoellick Voices Concern About Mozambique's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...drafted a plan to fight the disease. He noted that the government is working to incorporate HIV/AIDS testing into routine medical exams. According to Garrido, 90,000 people living with HIV/AIDS were receiving antiretroviral treatment in 2007,... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...News Video Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health... Read more »

tested positive today

Posted by rabbithole, 7 Replies
...myself that I'm not going to let the disease take over my life. A part of me is thinking that I am in denial, that the 2nd HIV test that I'm waiting for is going to prove that I was falsely positive. Hopeful but not likely. I need to find... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...even have access to an ophthalmoscope -- a tool used by virtually every doctor in the United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or hepatitis C are not... Read more »