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Does Routine Blood Work Check For Hiv

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Routine check-ups

I am a person with AIDS. My CD4 count is somewhere between 300 and 400. The virus is undetectable. I have been on AZT+indinavir+ddI for 33 months now. I had tuberculosis (when I tested positive)three years ago, which was successfully treated.I have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I do NOT think "scans" are necessary. The American Cancer Society regularly issues guidelines on how to prevent cancer. These apply whether or not you are HIV-infected. They include recommendations (this is a partial list) such as 1) Avoid... Read more »

Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly what I'm saying! As I've stated... Read more »

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
Hello,A "trace of HIV Ag/Ab"???? I have no idea what that even means. If we assume your screening HIV test was repeatedly reactive (positive) and we know your follow-up Western Blot is indeterminate (however, I don't know what... Read more »

Pregnant and just tested positive on the routine HIV test

I am pregnant and part of the labs I had to get drawn was a HIV test. I was shocked when I came up positive. I even made them test it again, because I was sure they mislabeled a tube. Still positive. I have never used drugs and only had sex with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Allison,I'm sorry to hear about your recent positive HIV test; however, if you've had absolutely no risk exposures for HIV (no blood transfusions, sharing of intravenous drug paraphernalia, unprotected sex) other than sex with your... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies

May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if... Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of 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... Read more »

Check out this Last Post in Holidnys Section-SCARY

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has stumped me: A woman called to report that she first tested HIV-positive in December 1999 after having a negative test in May 1999. She had two viral load... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into you get multiple results for so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »