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Does A Physical Blood Test Include A Hiv Test

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The Well Project

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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Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test.... Read more »

Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving Contractors requirement for an annual dive physical. One of the blood test...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If your testing found an HIV-positive diver, what would you do? The answer to that question should tell you that you don't need to do an HIV test. Why would HIV status matter? If the helmets are washed out with antiseptic--or even sea... Read more »

It's holiday now,"physically well" Alex tested again,tried to make sure in these HOLY DAYS!have a look Dr.

Merry Christmas and hello again Dr Bob: i am still a bit worried these days. I am worrying if my body could produce antibodies normally and if some viruses are inside me but somehow my body undiscovered and untreated them.Also i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Alex,Back again so soon? Alex, I haven't changed my assessment or advice. See below. Your fears of not producing antibodies is irrational and completely unwarranted.Stop testing and go get the psychological counseling you need to confront... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »
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ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ALL 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 »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive?

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HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Will HIV show up on a standard blood test for example, during a Physical/Check-up at the doctor? Read more »

Blood tests etc...

Posted by sadandlonely, 2 Replies
Hi all. I'm new to the site. I live in Thailand and am a heterosexual woman. I am also an idiot. I found out a week ago that my male partner has had two casual unsafe one-night sexual encounters with TS sex workers in Phuket. I have not, I have... Read more »