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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 »

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... Read more »
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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 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

... Rapid HIV tests are simple to use and require little or no specialized equipment. They make it possible to provide test results at the time the 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 »
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please help me with my question

Posted by don22
...i did an hiv test in Laboratory and i recived the answer after 1 hour negative answer after 1 hour is that enough is that enough or i need to 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 »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »

HIV mail in test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...numerous men...well not numerous, (about 4) without using protection. anways, i then decided to get one of those home access hiv tests that you do at home, mail in, and then call for your results. when i took the at home test it was about 8... Read more »