Can Hiv Be Detected Through A Normal Blood Test

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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.

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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 »

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