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Hiv Testing And Eating Restrictions

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The Well Project

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

...levels).High glucose levels can be a side effect of HIV drugs. Your health careprovider can monitor your levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) Blood fat (lipids) Many HIV+ people have an increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their...
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HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...P24 test is a direct measure of part of the virus circulating in the blood, likewise it's detection would not be affected by eating.Since both screeing are negative this should be very reassuring.Best,JOe Read more »

Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At that time I do not know if a western blot test was performed or not. However, I do know that I had a detectable viral load and a low t-cell count. at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in more detail. As for your current indeterminate Western Blot, this is not an uncommon occurrence and most likely due to a testing or laboratory problem. Again I encourage you to discuss this with your HIV physician specialist. I'm concerned... Read more »

just tested positive (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST 2010)

iknow i got infected on jan 5th 2009,three weeks after that a had a throat infection.3-4 months after that i develop a lympnode in my neck,both side,arm pit,groin area.8- 9 months after that had a slight night sweat which goes on and off. till date...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Without more sophisticated testing (CD4 cell count, HIV plasma viral load, etc.), it's impossible for me to ascertain how much damage has been done to your immune Read more »

HIV test and Liquid?

Hi Doctor,I was wondering, I took an HIV test on the day I had a cold. The night before I had a sore throat and I drank lots and lots of liquids (tea with lemon, maybe 5-7 cups and didn't eat much). And would this effect my test result, because of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your question. Drinking fluids does not interfere with an HIV blood test. You and your doctor should decide if you need to have another HIV test in about 3 to 6 months to confirm your first Read more »
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HIV and Aging

...providers monitor not only their HIV illness, but also check regularly for signs of diseases associated with aging. This includes testing for cancer, heart problems, bone disorders and other health issues that are growing more common among... Read more »
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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...high fasting glucose level. A diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on any of the following test results, confirmed by retesting on a different day: A fasting blood glucose level of 126 milli grams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher A random... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...body fluids. Examples of casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...combined with alcohol Avoid alcohol completely if you also have hepatitis Using some street drugs may affect your liver Get Tested for Hepatitis Hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) If you test negative, get vaccinated against HAV and HBV If... Read more »
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Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
...with incredible fear that I have HIV. I do not know if the person I had the affair with was HIV negative or positive. I was tested on August 25, 2008 and HIV EIA test was negative. The condom never broke or fell off during my last sexual... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...aI Just tested negative at about 6 weeks, but continue to have all the symptoms of ARS and more. When I say more, I also noticed a few times Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »