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The Well Project

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

...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 ) HIV Illness How HIV is responding to the drugs you are taking Which drugs to use The specific characteristics of your virus Examples of lab tests:...
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About tridot test results

Hi doc,lasttime when i had tridot test,i done it after 40 months from my exposure and i got result in test as a single dot not on hiv-1 or hiv-2.I got it on the above of them both in red color.but i had seen that if it appears as a red color dot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I don't have personal experience with the Tridot test system, but my understanding is that the dots are pink (light or dark). If you are concerned, talk to the testing center or laboratory where you had the test Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking question.Jul 26, Read more »

understanding test results

Unprotected oral sex with a woman. At 6 weeks i had a negative elisa and an undetectable PCR DNA - PCR RNA At 9 weeks i had a negative elisa and an undetectable PCR RNA. If an hiv+ person did not have antibodies at 9 weeks after exposure, would the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It's true PCR testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening. This is primarily due to the rate of false-positive results, other technical considerations and cost. False-negative Read more »

understanding first test results

Pls. explain this first test result in detail. Absolute CD4 helper: 1519. Serial Blood level: 304L. CD4 pos 27.5L. lymph: 30.8
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...count is in the normal range and your CD4 percent is slightly low. I don't know what "serial blood level" means. What is your HIV viral load result? Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

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

...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 body systems are functioning If you have... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

...understand if you are at risk for HIV and how to prevent the spread of HIV. Post-test counseling can help you understand what your test results mean. It can give you information about how to protect yourself and others from HIV, no matter what... Read more »
The Body

Types of Resistance Tests

...likely it is that each of your mutations will be resistant to HIV medications -- which is exactly what a conventional phenotypic test finds, only you and your doctor don't have to actually get a phenotypic test. Plus, because the computer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, Read more »
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Just get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...That is so true, you can asked until you're blue in the face, but until you get tested you'll never know for sure. I don't understand why you wouldn't just go get tested and stop worrying about it (a lot of symtpoms are caused from stress). ... Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily because of the risk Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
...results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was ever put on meds with such... Read more »

The reality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Whats the deal with ARS, i really dont understand. it says that 50-90% get it. That is no comfort because you could be the 50% that doesnt or the 10 % whatever you believe. and Read more »