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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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HIV infection from blood test?

Hi. I recently took a few (non-HIV) blood tests from a reputable medicalcenter. However, I did not notice whether a new needle was used or not. Is there a U.S. law saying that evenfor regular blood tests, new needles must be used? Has there been any...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In the United States, federal OSHA laws (and various state laws) require thatneedles not be re-used between patients. Needles in the USA are disposable,and are never re-used. For medical equipment that is re-used... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood.... 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 »

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 »
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Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

Infected during HIV test?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm living a nightmare. I had unprotected sex with a woman (vag/oral) on 7/1/3. At 10 weeks I got a neg ELISA. That should have been the end. However my GP Doctore daignosed Oral thrush. The next day, panicked, at 11 weeks went in for an anonymous... Read more »