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Can You Get Hiv From Blood Test

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

HIV and Blood Test

I put myself at risk last summer, but I took a blood test that November and the doc said my blood was fine.I took another blood test yesterday. Do they test for HiV when they do a blood test?I'll really appreciate it if you answer this. God...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV infection is determined (primarily, and most reliably) through an HIV antibody test. If you want to know your HIV status, get an HIV antibody test three or more months after your exposure, and leave it at that.If you are not sure if your doctor... Read more »

few day before i take the hiv blood test i used to take drug (crystalmave)

Hi Dr,I have a question that keep turning on my mind, that is i am a occasionally drug taker previously.and i use to take hiv blood test, which few days b4 the blood test i did take some drug ( crystal.m), and the result is negative. the quetion i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi WW,Crystal meth will not affect the results of your HIV-antibody test; however, it will undoubtedly ruin your health, happiness and life.Dr. Bob... Read more »

how do you read hiv blood test

how can i read my blood test and my cd4,& t cellsjust started with coctails.would like to now all i can ...
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
If you have a copy of your lab reports, you need to look at the CD4 absolute number, percentage and viral load copy number. If you can get me those numbers, I can give you some frame of reference as to their meaning.MH... Read more »
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hiv blood test conclusive or not?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I was wondering is a negative hiv blood test almost one year and a half after exposure with no further exposures truly conclusive? Or could a person possibly years later show up hiv positive? I heard a person say it can possibly take up to... Read more »

HIV Blood Antibody Test

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
What is the percentage of people who will have detectable antibodies in their blood 7 weeks after exposure? Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At... 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 »