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First Hiv Test Results

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada OKs First Rapid-Result HIV Test for Doctor's Office, Clinics

On Oct. 25, Health Canada approved for the first time a rapid HIV test for use in doctors' offices, clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Using a drop of blood, the Insti HIV antibody test produces results in 60 seconds on average, said Richard... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira's HIV Test Receives First EU Order

Canada-based MedMira recently said its distributor in Spain had ordered 400,000 of its MiraCare rapid-result HIV tests. This is the first major shipment of the tests to Europe. The distributor will focus first on pharmacies, hospitals and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV+ 8 months first test results

My CD4 count is 178 and VL count is 48,587. My lymphnodes are swollen and don't hurt, I have had Hodgenkin's disease 8 years ago. Also the doctor notices something wrong with my liver, he has orderd a ultrasound and MRI. My Hep A,B,and...
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
You don't indicate whether you received radiation therapy, chemotherapy or both for your lymphoma. Sometimes after these treatments the white blood cell and lymphocyte counts remain lower than normal, sometimes indefinitely. You will need... Read more »

Can first test results suggest date of infection?

Hi.I am HIV+, 48 yr. old male.My first HIV blood test was about three weeks after I first succumbed to seroconversion illness. The results were:HIV-1/2 Screen MEIA ReactiveHIV-1/2 Supplemental ReactiveHIV-1 Western Blot Weakly ReactiveHIV-1...
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
It sounds from your symptoms and lab test results that infection occurred about 2-4 weeks prior to symptoms developing.... Read more »

Anemia, first test results

I am a 52 year old male who was diagnosed in February 2001 with HIV. I had a viral load of 268,000 and a T-cell count of 203. I have been on Sustiva, Zerit and Epivir and a number of supplements. At 90 day test my viral load has reduced to 1,070 and...
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
You have had a great response to the treatment regimen. How measurable is the anemia. Where did your blood count start and where is it now? The meds you are on usually don't affect the blood count to any significant degree. Are you taking any... Read more »

understanding first test results

Pls. explain this first test result in detail. Absolute CD4 helper: 1519. Serial Blood level: 304L. CD4 pos 27.5L. lymph: 30.8 ...
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
Your CD4 count is in the normal range and your CD4 percent is slightly low. I don't know what "serial blood level" means. What is your HIV viral load result?... Read more »
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One month on medication---first test results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone,
I've been on the sustiva/truvada combo for one month.
My t-cells went from 248 to 354 and my viral load went from 39,000 to 83. My doctor says this is good. I guess I just want to hear from others with more treatment experience what they... Read more »

found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
I found out in the course of a normal annual physical exam. Everything was fine and then I got an HIV positive result on June 24. I saw a specialist on July 3 and I get my first test results next week on the 16th. I'm 56 and I just be totally... Read more »

First Test Results Today

Posted by parquenord, 4 Replies
Got my first CD-4 and viral load counts today...CD-4 is 1280, Viral load is 498,000. What does this mean? Have an appointment for the 15th to meet my new Dr. But in the meantime, should I be concerned about the VL? Read more »

my first lab results

Posted by bluewindow, 3 Replies
hello all. i got my first lab results yesterday and i would like to share them with you.

CD4: 640
VL: undetectable.

I ve been infected sometime between Nov 2007 and July 2008. i believe i am hiv pos for at least 4 months. I did another blood test... Read more »