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Can The Illness AIDS Show Up In Any Kind Of Blood Work?

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AIDS InfoNet

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...the information you're getting -- check it out with your health care provider or other sources to make sure it's accurate. Keep Track of Your Immune System In addition to your regular medical exams, there are two special blood tests to keep track of HIV disease. They are the viral load test and the CD4 cell test. The viral load test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) helps show how strong the HIV virus is in your body. It measures the amount of...
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Question on blood test..

Dr Bob, this site is great, it has scared me at times and calmed me sometimes.. I had a very risky exposure on the 2nd January, had some symptoms like swollen throat and neck pain. I had a full blood test today, the results came in 15 minutes, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Tokyo,Unfortunately the doctor you saw is woefully uninformed! Routine hematology tests like the ones you had cannot diagnose HIV or rule it out. The only way to determine if you've acquired the virus is to take an HIV-specific test. The best... Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...course of my life. They say "you don't have hiv, don't worry" but can't explain it so I do worry about it. It seems like the blood tests are showing a progression over the years of some kind to me. I have constant swollen glands in my neck and... Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO. Read more »

Blood test

My father was diagnosed with HIV about 7 years ago. In his latest blood test the results indicate that his CD4 99CD6 281CD3 386Can you please tell me exactly what that means?. Helives overseas and I cannot get in touch with his doctors.Does this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...an AIDS defining illness. However, he should be receiving antibiotics to protect him against certain kinds of infections and HIV treatment 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

Hepatitis: Overview

...and SGPT). High blood levels can be a sign of hepatitis. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on liver function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Returning Sick -- HIV, Illness, Death and Migration

... While migration in South Africa is commonly thought of as rural to urban, the number of ill or seriously ill HIV/AIDS patients who return home to the rural Eastern Cape from Cape Town indicates the traffic goes both ways. Patricia Fekema, Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »