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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 Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health
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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 through the immune system). In addition, medications we use to treat HIV can... Read more »

Lab test of cd3+4+

I just moved to a new state and new dr who is not familiar with hiv+ test or results. I was diagnosed 16yrs ago and have not taken meds at all. I just showed up with a viral load of 200 but new lab results are confusing for me to read. I am used to...
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
CD3CD4 cells are your CD4 cells. So no worries. The two numbers indicate the number of t-lymphocytes which are t helper cells. Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger) and the result after 20 minutes comes out NEGATIVE. In same time they take sample of my blood to do other lab test (I think the classic ELISA or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...potential HIV exposure, I would consider it to be conclusively negative (barring extenuating circumstances), and no further HIV tests would be warranted.One likely potential scenario for your recent testing experience is that you had a negative... Read more »

Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I live in India, approx 8 months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Thailand. The intercourse was with a condom. I tested -ve for HIV in Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sam,The screening tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2 are indeed different. There is some cross-reactivity between these two HIV viruses that accounts for the 80% figure Read more »
Articles
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Understanding Your Lab Results

...orders. A Pap smear, which scrapes cells from the wall of the cervix (and sometimes the anus), is another type of important laboratory test. This brochure has been produced by the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) to help you... 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 (news 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 »

HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
...negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same test used by labs testing for HIV. The diffierence is you get the result via the phone and this could be harmful if you tested... Read more »

DUDE'S NEWS

Posted by DUDE
...negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same test used by labs testing for HIV. The diffierence is you get the result via the phone and this could be harmful if you tested... Read more »