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Can You Detect Hiv In A Hemoglobin Test

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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HIV detection from routine labs?

I'm not quite sure if this should be adressed here but i have a question about HIV detection. I have my HgA1c tested every 3 months for type 1 diabetes and i am curious if my doctor could be informed by this test or a thyroid level test, if i...
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
Those tests cannot determine HIV status. HIV specific testing must be performed.... Read more »

HIV+ Woman with Low Hemoglobin count

I recently had a low hemoglobin count. But it could be that I was feeling worn out that day. I've always been borderline anemic (even before I was diagnosed with HIV). I'm a vegetarian and when the count was taken it was one week after my...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYou could have been feeling worn out that day because your hemoglobin level was low. Borderline anemia sometimes occurs in women during the menstrual period. The fact that you are vegetarian does increase the chance of becoming iron deficient,... Read more »

hemoglobin getting low in hiv treatment

my friend is under hiv treatment since 3months since then his hemoglobin is getting low day by day recently 2units blood was injected to him then hb was 17.2 but within 10 days it came down to 10.3. what to do now? i think wrong treatment is being...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It certainly sounds like your friend has new onset anemia. What's at issue is what the culprit is. Among persons living with HIV/AIDS, there are many potential causes for anemia, including infections, malignancies... Read more »

HIV/HCV Infection Hemoglobin

I had an incident with blood with a risky intravenous injection drug user. I've had a 11 month tests done HIV and HCV both negative. When i did my CBC it says i have low iron and doctor suggest the possibility of anemia. I have just below the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I have complete faith in your results. I would not pursue any more testing.... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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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 »

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 »