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Could Hospital Mix Up My Blood

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The Well Project

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

... Liver function These tests help measure how well your liver is working. Some of the testsmeasure liver enzymes such as alanine transaminase (ALT or SGPT), aspartatetransaminase (AST or SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may...
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I want to better understanding on the terms used

I did my usual check up yesterday and got my results. I am postive and not on any meds yet. I go for checks ups every three months and when got to the hospital i found the new equipement had been installed and the way the results are being displayed...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...often reported. CD45 is expressed on all white blood cells (leukocytes) and can help interepret the test results if there are mixtures of different cell types on the blood test. Usually before a blood test is run for CD4 counts the specimen is... Read more »

NURSE need help about her occupational exposures to HIV

Thanks you doctor for taking time to read my message , i know thats you are very busy , because , not people from united- states who want your answer but all people around the world.I am a nurse from albania , i work in E .N .T service , during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Nurse from Albania,Fresh blood (or saliva-containing fresh blood) from an HIV-positive patient that gets into your eyes and mouth would constitute an occupational Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation avoid all the germs, HIV and other kinds, that might be there.There are two types of gloves you can use. Use disposable, hospital-type latex or vinyl gloves to take care of the person with AIDS if there is any blood you might touch. Use these... Read more »

Oral Exposure with Sex Worker *Follow Up*

Hello Dr Bob, How are you? I do hope your okay.I wrote to your good self twice, and you answered both times. And it gave me so much hope, thinking out of so many Questions; you took the time to answer mine. Well i got tested this Thursday just gone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...several typos in your post! I'm confident that's exactly what happened!Have I ever heard of someone's HIV test results getting mixed up with someone else's? Sure. Technical and clerical errors can occur. Do I think there is a snowball's chance in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

... Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...1 in every 30,000 persons is MTF and 1 in every 100,000 is FTM. By contrast, Greit De Cuypere of Belgium's Ghent University Hospital and colleagues estimate that 1 in 12,900 persons is MTF and 1 in 33,800 persons is FTM in Belgium. In addition to... Read more »
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HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...anywhere else, i have some cuts on my nails from biting them, i don't know if it got there. the saliva had been exposed to air in a hospital for four hours but it wasn't dry yet (saliva/a little sputum) and i'm not sure but i think it was mixed... Read more »

long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people with a... Read more »

other poz women in mixed status relationships?

Posted by artemis, 10 Replies
hi ~ i am new here. i am 29, female, poz, with a neg guy for the last couple years. it is such a journey. we do a pretty good job at staying open with our communication and sometimes the hiv feels like a miniscule issue, sometimes like an... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection. I also read that some charlatans mix HAART drugs with herbs. That scared the shit out of me, so I discontinued REVIVO. Furthermore, it seems as if it is... Read more »