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Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test.... Read more »

Can HMO Physical Exam detect HIV?

I just wanna ask if HMO Physical Exams can detect if you are a HIV positive or not. I recently had... Read more »

What is a routine STD exam?

After an unsafe experience, I was examined by my doctor who said I was "Negative for all... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Including HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Exams Could Help Curb Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

CDC 's expected recommendation to implement HIV testing as part of routine medical exams is "doable, cheap and could do more to stem new transmissions than almost any other available option," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. Although the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Highlights Editorials, Opinion Piece on CDC Proposal to Make HIV Testing Routine

Three newspapers recently published editorials and an opinion piece on CDC 's proposal to make voluntary HIV testing a routine part of medical exams. Summaries appear below. Houston Chronicle : CDC's proposed recommendation that physicians... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VA to Begin Offering Routine, Voluntary HIV Tests at Medical Centers

The Veterans Affairs Department on Monday began "offering routine HIV tests to veterans who receive medical care," the Associated Press/ Washington Post reports. The new policy follows CDC's recommendations for voluntary, routine HIV testing and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Routine HIV Testing Poses New Problems for Health Officials

In September, CDC recommended universal, voluntary HIV tests for all patients ages 13-64 in clinical settings as a way to link more of those HIV-infected but unaware to treatment and care. Many California providers, however, have questions about the... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies

May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Priests, seminarians routinely tested for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
When are priests or seminarians routinely tested for human immunodeficiency virus?...

Military, Job Corps, prisoners are also tested routinely for human immunodeficiency virus. Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At... Read more »