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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 »

Can HIV positive people have normal lab tests?

If a person were to be HIV positive would it be possible to have normal physicals and normal labs such as complete blood count. Just curious since all my labs have always been normal.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...It is absolutely possible for an HIV-positive person to have completely normal laboratory tests. In fact, most patients with early HIV disease do have normal blood tests. Obviously an HIV positive person would have a positive Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Polymerase chain reaction RT Reverse transcriptase WB Western blot I. Introduction Technologic advances in HIV laboratory testing continue to aid in screening, diagnosis, and patient management. Effective methods for detection... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV Pathogenesis and Laboratory Testing (Poster Session 195)

... Accumulation of DC-SIGN+ CD40+ Dendritic Cells with Reduced CD80 and CD86 Expression in Lymphoid Tissue During Acute HIV-1 Infection Abstract 1947 Authored by K. Lore (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden), A. Sonnerborg (Karolinska... Read more »
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 »
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hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? 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 »

siv

Posted by Anonymous
...reservoir of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus from chimps (SIVcpz). During this 10-year study to identify the source of HIV, many laboratory tests were done, including of chimpanzee faeces collected from remote African jungle areas. In about 35 per... Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »