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Can Doctors Tell If You're Hiv Postive From A Standard Blood Test

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...will never get HIV. An indeterminate result (which is rare) means: The Western Blot (WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. Accuracy of Antibody Tests Antibody tests are extremely accurate, whether receiving a rapid...
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Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reason to believe you are HIV negative and your test was falsely positive. Good luck. Dr. Bob Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test Aug 26, 2008 Hi Dr. Frascino, I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a... Read more »

Normal blood tests.

I am worried that i may have been put in risk of the hiv/aids virus. However recently i had to have a blood test done and it came back as normal. If there was a possibility of HIV would it have shown up?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services Usually a provider gets this consent in writing, but private doctors may just ask for a verbal consent to do so. Standard blood tests will not detect HIV and may only alert a doctor to infection during later stages of illness. RMK Read more »

Can HIV be detected in standard bloodtest?

Can HIV be detected in blood test/blood work that is not an HIV test? For example, blood taken from an expecting mother during a check up. In other words, would HIV be able to be detected in a blood test that is not an actual HIV test?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV will not be detected unless: a) the blood test is looking for antibodies to HIV, or b) it is testing for the actual presence of virus (viral RNA or DNA by PCR). Your standard Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything else looked normal otherwise. Well,...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...marrow abnormalities and even in response to some medicines. Discuss the other potential causes for this lab result with your physician. You might also find some useful information on HIV testing at The Body's Safe Sex and Prevention Forum Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for HLA-B*5701 can identify people at high risk for this reaction and virtually eliminate HSR. Symptoms worsen,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for pancreatitis by doing blood tests. People with a history of peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit.... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...hasn't been diagnosed or noticed yet. Talking to your doctor, taking a thorough medical history, and checking a full range of blood tests can go a long way in diagnosing other possible infections. Special Concerns for Women, Children and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...may want to tell your employer if your HIV illness or treatments interfere with your job performance. Get a letter from your doctor that explains what you need to do for your health (taking medications, rest periods, etc.). Talk with your boss or... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Will HIV show up on a standard blood test for example, during a Physical/Check-up at the doctor? Read more »

i dont understand!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that he found some abnormalties in the blood and thinks an HIV test should be taken. I'm confused. I thought that standard blood tests don't show any of that stuff? Someone explain!! Read more »

I just about had it with this crap

Posted by scared2, 3 Replies
...virtually take a miracle to not get infected from this exposure, after scaring me shitless, I went to the local clinic where the doctor told me dont buy into it, it is very very hard to catch hiv after a single exposure he honestly doubts it I... Read more »