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Do Doctors Automatically Check For Hiv When Doing Routine Blood Tests

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Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIV BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT THEY DID ANOTHER BLOOD TEST AND A WESTERN BLOT TEST. THE BLOOD... Read more »

Question on blood test..

Dr Bob, this site is great, it has scared me at times and calmed me sometimes.. I had a very risky... Read more »

REPLY-reused cotton while taking blood for blood test

Dear Doctor Robert, THANK you VERY VERY much for finding time to answer my question. God Bless you.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...Immune System One way to find out if you have damage to your immune system is to have aCD4 cell count done. This is a routine blood test. If you have fewer then 200CD4 cells you are at increased risk for OIs, and your doctor will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

... FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...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 3 months, and in the last year). I have no symptoms.... Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but i don't know her history. She is not speaking to me now as she is insulted as i asked her that very question. I have had blood tests which showed me to be in very good health, no abnormalities, but not an HIV check. Doctors say that they... Read more »

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 Read more »