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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 »

Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at... Read more »
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Project Inform

Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

...others. Nearly 1 out of 4 people living with HIV also have hepatitis C. Project Inform encourages everyone to get a full physical exam and medical history done with the appropriate screenings, including those for possible viral and bacterial... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...potential trauma history: Be sensitive to the daily stress of living with a stigmatized and marginalized status. During physical exams, be mindful of potential past trauma or possible negative experiences with other medical providers. Avoid... Read more »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...(this test is difficult to do and is not done routinely) electrolyte level blood pH level Your doctor should also perform a physical exam to check for an enlarged liver and may also order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. What does my... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: What Is the Difference Between My Doctor and the NP Who Sometimes Sees Me?

...education. They are licensed to provide a broad range of health care services, including taking a patient's history, performing a physical exam, ordering lab tests, and making clinical decisions on medications and other treatments. Nurse... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...Other News Video Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...Other News Video Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal... Read more »

Damn

Posted by planonstaying, 3 Replies
... It's good to be alive huh? I think it will be a while till I really get a handle on living with HIV. I know I am doing all I can to accept it and to live with it rather than push it aside or self medicate rather than Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...they don't even have access to an ophthalmoscope -- a tool used by virtually every doctor in the United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or... Read more »