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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
...testosterone if they have symptoms.It is best to receive your treatment from an HIV expert who will be able to do all the routine testing and will be up to date on expanded screening that may be needed.Best,Joe 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... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

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

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

University of South Carolina Frat Brings HIV Testing Lab to Campus

...organized by the Alpha Phi Alpha-Beta Nu chapter fraternity and The Tie that Binds, part of the South Carolina African-American HIV/AIDS Council. Between 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., the outreach brought HIV testing to students who might not otherwise... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Hospitals Lack Lab Materials for HIV Testing

...Chitungwiza General Hospital, a large public hospital about 12 miles from Harare, a "critical shortage" of reagents has caused HIV testing equipment to sit idle for four months, said laboratory scientist Tendai Nyakuedzwa. "We have to make do... 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 »

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 mail in test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...when i went to my gyno, they told me they do not cover HIV screening/testing and i would have to go to a lab to get tested. i was a little leary about doing that, cause i was so nervous Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »