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Do Blood Tests Test For Both Types Of Hiv

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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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Which types of test for each period

Ms southallThank you for your answers and valuable information, in my city there are many HIV tests I want to know which one to do and when,I had a relation (using condom) since week ago with someone I do not know and I want to make sure,1- HIV -1...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiTesting is all a matter of how long you want to wait. They are all accurate but some take longer than others. You can see if there is an option for a rapid test which would take 20 minutes. If this is not an option then any of other test are find... Read more »

How many types of Antibody Tests?

Hi Doctor. I'm not exactly sure how to correctly ask you this question, i'll try my best. How many types of Antibody testing are there? And is it possible for one to test negative on all Antibody Tests and still be HIV positive?...
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
There are many types of antibody tests from several manufacturers. They can use blood, saliva, or urine. There are rapid tests and more sophisticated tests like western blots. As I have mentioned before, it is possible, but extremely unlikely to be... Read more »

Test for sub-type o and new sub-types?

Dear Dr,Could you pls tell me:1. In Washington D.C, which hospital could offer test for sub-type O of HIV and other new sub-types?2. The treatment to normal HIV is same to that to sub-type O?3. Does sub-type O developed more quickly than normal...
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 commercial test are available yet for type O. The treatment will be the same. We don't have data yet on the rate of antibody development.MH... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very sensitive so that they won't miss any true infections. In the process they... Read more »
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Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Donor blood center test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Quick question if anyone knows out there. What type of test does the blood center use to test for hiv? How effective is it? It would seem nothing would get past them. Right? Where can you get the kind of test done that the blood center uses? ... Read more »

Testing Nightmare, 4 tests 3 days, 6 tests 2 weeks

Posted by sms988, 1 Reply
I got tested after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" because I waited the right amount of time, it's how the test administrator performed the test. He... Read more »