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

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Flu Vaccine + Recent Illness - can regular blood work be done or should I wait?

I had the flu shot on Oct 26th and about a week later, maybe unrelated, had what seemed like very mild flu (no fever, but heavy cold like symptoms). Many of my coworkers seemed to have this bug too so I was not too alarmed and was completely over...
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
Should be no problem to get your blood work now.... Read more »

Kind of mad...

Well doctor I've been posting questions and none of them have been answered. Today I posted one in which I said that I went to get an HIV test and it was not answered. I saw you answer a guy that made a question about catching hiv without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Kind of Mad . . . ."Join the crowd. Lots and lots of folks get pissed off at me when I don't immediately respond to their individual question. However, please note there is only one of me and gazillions of "yous." I... Read more »

Kind response and follow up to "Please, please help"

Dr. Bob,First, "thank you" for answering my questions and for providing your views and advice. I had not checked your site in several days and saw your posting today.Second, I do apologize if it seemed that I was trying to get your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. Worried (or should that be Mr. Still Worried?),You're welcome.Thanks for the additional information on those "three small spots" on your back and the "very faint rash of faint spots" under your rib cage, all of... Read more »

When can i start taking any kind of treatment?

Hi Dr Francisco, i tested +ve 2 months back, my CD4 count was 1196, i need to find out do start taking any treatment or anything as i intend to stay healthy and live longer.Kind regardsTS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, The optimal time to begin antiretroviral therapy continues to be debated. See below. I would recommend that you discuss treatment plans and options with your HIV physician specialist. In addition there are many things you can do to help stay... Read more »
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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 wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

Kindly your advise is urgently requested !!!!

Posted by tooney, 1 Reply
Dear adviser,
I do want to thank you for the time you spend it to read my message and advise me,

My story started on 22 September 09, when I slept with a girl, which I already do two HIV tests for her(Serologi): Eliza (0.6) and HIV spot (ONCOPROBE)... Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
Dear adviser,

First of all, I do appreciate your kind check and reply to my below case as soon as you have some time:

I did HIV test for my girlfriend on 27 June 2010 (Rapid and Eliza) both are negative.
she broke up with her ex on April 2010, she... Read more »

Kind of upset with my Doctor

Posted by PeaceandLove, 2 Replies
So here's the scoop. I'm not sure if I'm being a Drama Queen or have a good reason to be dissappointed with my Doctor who I respect very much. I've been seeing this Dr. since I was diagnosed (3 years now). He doesnt have the best beside manner but... Read more »