Do Standard Blood Tests Test For Hiv
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Stanford University, School of MedicineBased on your history and timing of tests, you do not have HIV infection. Hundreds of things can cause low white blood cell counts. Age, ethnic background, other infections, medications, or even the time of day can all affect this count. I would... Read more »
San Francisco General HospitalHelloAlthough a decreased white blood count can be an indicator of HIV infection, it is not an absolute marker. The white blood count can be decreased in a number of other clinical situations including other viral infections, bone marrow... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your questions.Many of the guidelines for needlestickexposures to HIV have already been address in the question, "Are there rapidPCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needlesticks?", dated... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.
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Posted by AnonymousStandard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI know that there are varying stances on what the window period should be (ie. 3 months vs 6 months) and I assume that the 3 month window is becoming the more accepted window period because of the increasing sensitivity of the ELISA test as it... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »
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