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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that
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HIV from Path lab test.pls pls pls reply

Dear Bob,Please reply!Thanks in advance
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I did! See below.Dr. BobHIV from Path lab test Apr 5, 2010Dear Robert,My question seems really vague but just cant get this anxiety out of my head. recently I had a call in Read more »

HIV from Path lab test

Dear Doc,Thanks for your answers to my queries. It is highly appreciated. Although deep down I knew what the answers would be but your confirmation and comments are just like icing on the cake ;-).The word in point no 1 is "unnecessary" and in point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for your willingness to help others in desperate need.Be well. Stay well. (Yes, you are indeed "well.")Dr. BobHIV from Path lab test.pls pls pls reply Apr 7, 2010Dear Bob,Please reply!Thanks in advanceResponse from Dr. FrascinoHi,I did! See... Read more »

HIV from Path lab test

Dear Robert,My question seems really vague but just cant get this anxiety out of my head. recently I had a call in technical at my office to collect my blood sample to do CBC and Liver Function Test. I asked him before the test where the needle used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."Am I being a freak and thinking uneneccasary?" Yup! (Although I'm not exactly sure what "uneneccasary" means.)2. "Is there HIV transmission possible in the above scenario?" Nope.3. "Is there any case as mentioned baove where HIV transmission... Read more »

HIV and Tests/Labs

Besides the regular CD4, viral load, and CBC, what tests should we be getting? I'm 34. I've been checked for the Heps and I've had my cholesterol/triglycerides checked. However, I keep hearing other HIVers say they get their urine checked--saying...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.As you indicate HIV has very broad effects on many organs of the body, not just the immune system (although many of the broad effects are mediated Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

...results of this study should reassure clinicians in Africa and Asia, who are treating literally millions of people without these laboratory tests, that they are not compromising patient safety," Gilks said. He added, "In fact, the outcome of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sangamo Biosciences Creates Genetically Modified Immune Cells That Resist HIV Infection in Lab Tests

...modified by the Richmond, Calif.-based biotechnology company Sangamo Biosciences have been able to stave off HIV infection in laboratory tests, the company announced on Saturday at the 45th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Hospitals Lack Lab Materials for HIV Testing

...Private medical institutions offer the tests, but the high prices charged put them out of the reach of many patients. Several HIV/AIDS patients "had to be turned away" in the past year from Chitungwiza and from Harare General Hospital, the paper... Read more »
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Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV Read more »

CMIA method

Posted by bug, 1 Reply
...Hello , I got a lab test for HIV after 6 weeks of exposure but the lab was not using the ELISA method but the CMIA method. The test was HIV Ag(p24) / Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

donating blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My partner is HIV neg; (I've seen the lab tests). If he's been giving blood regularly since we've been having unprotected sex, wouldn't he be tested when he does? Would he Read more »