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The Well Project

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

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your...
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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 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 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
...HIV test is warranted, the short answer is no. The longer answer is nope!Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at (www.concertedeffort.org). Thank you for your willingness to... 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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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abbott Laboratories Receives Additional FDA Approvals for HIV Test and System

... On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories announced it received two Food and Drug Administration approvals relating to its HIV-1 viral load test. FDA approved the use of smaller blood plasma sample sizes for the diagnostic. The agency also approved an 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... 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 »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can... Read more »

Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it standard that a test sent to Lab Corp would be tested fot HIV1 &2? Read more »

Lab Corp What Generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There is a laboratory called Lab Corp They did the testing on a friends HIV Test EIA Does anyone know if they use 3rd generation Thanks Read more »