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Can Hiv Be Detected Through A Normal Blood Test

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Detectable?

Dear Doctor Frascino, I was just wondering whether HIV can be detected through normal blood test ie: blood cells count, cholestrol level, etc.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies)! No. HIV can only be diagnosed with a specific HIV test.Dr. Bob 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... Read more »

Blood test results

My viral load has gone from 4 months ago of 150 to 250 and my T-Cells is 540 and has stayed... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...or an increase to more than 3 times the previous test result. For example, a change from 200,000 to 600,000 is within the normal variability of the test. A drop from 50,000 to 10,000 would be significant. The most important change is to reach... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(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. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by... Read more »
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thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later saying that my levels of bilirubin (from liver) were a little... 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 »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are are this; 1) am I going mental? 2) What are the chances of being HIV poz now? 3) Is what I'm feeling and going through normal? I don't really care what happens to me, but i do care about my wife and would die if I had put her at risk. Just... Read more »

Questions about my test results!

Posted by Worried12, 2 Replies
...WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEGATIVE! Now, does a normal blood test do HIV-2 also? And I have been applying Hydrocortizone to a rash, could that have interfered? Can I safely WOO HOO? Read more »