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Getting Hiv From Taking Hiv Blood Test

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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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Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat to ask you to respond to me. I will donate $ 100.00. I cannot eat, cannot sleep, have a child...that required my attention. It is really hard for me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You cannot acquire HIV from getting an HIV test! Needles are not reused. You are HIV negative.I believe you accurately diagnosed your problem when you wrote ". . . I am still under stress and do not know how to cope with my craziness."... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV from contact with another person's blood

Hi,I am a 19-year old college student and went to a fraternity party yesterday night. I had to go to the bathroom, which I realized was covered in blood (not fully covered, but there was some on the seat, some behind it, in the sink, etc). The floor...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no such thing as a silly question. HIV dies once it is outside of the body also being a frat party who knows what that pink liquid could be. Not having a cut on your feet as well helps the situation of you not contracting anything!You... Read more »

Risk during getting tested? "hiv in air, anxiety killing me pls help"

my problem is that i was having my hiv test in a lab, the physician used new syringe and cotton to clean my vein, then he injected and gave me second cotton just after removing the syringe to press my vein. my concern is that there were drops of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You had <b>no risk</b> for HIV from this. NONE. There are many things necessary for HIV to transmit. One of those is immediate and direct contact. That is to say that HIV+ body fluid must leaves someone's... Read more »

Blood Tests in West Africa/HIV1 vs HIV2

Working as an ex-pat in West Africa blood tests are a way of life due to exposure to malaria. I have had a number of blood tests and clean needles have been used in all cases. One thing I have noticed is the technicians do not wear gloves. Also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.First of all, if the needles that are being used are sterile needles, and arenot being re-used, there is no risk of HIV transmission.In terms of the technicians not using gloves, there are two problems I seewith this. If... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.thebody.com/cdc/news_updates/update.html#03

The above link describes a recent case where someone was hiv+ and they donated blood. This resulted in infecting an innocent person through a blood transfusion. Please do not donate blood as a... Read more »