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Can Hiv Detect In Complete 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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Help! problem with HIV results for pregnancy blood test

Hi Doc, last monday i went for my routine pregnancy blood test, when the result came back it asked me to re-do the test in 4 to 6 weeks. because out of all hiv-related tests one seemed to be reactive while all of the others are negative. it says...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...being negative) during pregnancy, or for people on kidney dialysis or with hemophilia. The initial or "screening" test for HIV is looking for a type of antibody in the blood, it is done by a technique called ELISA (or EIA). This test is meant... Read more »

CBC and tests for aids

I would like to know if a complete blood count (CBC) can or cannot indicate aHIV+ or - result?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...The only tests that can be used to determine if a person has HIV or not, aretests specifically designed to detect HIV infection. Other tests like CBC's(Complete Blood Counts), Blood Chemistry Read more »

tests says I am "-" . Could I have undetectable viral load?

Hi.My boyfriend went to take the HIV test today and he is positive. Since we have had unsafe, unprotected sex for the last 3 or 4 years, I was devastated. I assume there was no way I wouldn't be infected as well. I took the test immediately and they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FDA-approved tests are highly accurate. Rapid tests can be run on oral fluid and also provide accurate results in as few as 20 minutes. Blood tests may take several days to get a result.Your worries that your negative test might not be accurate,... Read more »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that oraquick, a product from orasure detects hiv presence in the saliva (no blood in saliva) during the 15 min test? Can you further explain this to me?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...six-week test is encouraging, but not definitive. The same three-month "window period" applies to this oral fluid test as to blood tests. Good luck. Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...you are seeing other health care providers, besides your HIV specialist, be sure that they are all in contact. Track Your HIV/AIDS Tests It's best to buy a notebook and use it whenever you go to the doctor to write questions you have and take... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...relatively simple methodology, inherent high sensitivity, and suitability for testing large numbers of samples, particularly in blood testing centers. More than 40 different ELISA test kits are currently available, but only about 10 are licensed... Read more »

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 »

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 »

oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...county testing center) an oral (saliva) test at 6 weeks. How sensitive are these saliva tests? Are they able to detect what the blood tests (ELISA) are able to. REALLY need an answer from you knowledgable people. Am scared to the point of... Read more »