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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Is blood draw a route for HIV transmission?

Dear Doc,I was advised to visit this forum to address my query.I had a blood draw for some blod tests done on me by phlebotomist during an office visit. The person used a butterfly needle with a vacuatainer. He informed me before hand that he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Indian Well Wisher.1. Nope!2. Nonexistent!Should you trust what the phlebotomists say? Yes.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org.Be well.... Read more »

Anxiety over minor bite "Unusual Route ??? PLEASE HELP , worried about the kids !!!!"

Hello,ExpertsI had a question about possible transmission. My fiancee's son 6 yrs. old)was bitten on his hand at school last month(march).I checked and noticed a small almost scratch on it when he got home. He said it didn't bleed at all....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's no HIV in the story you're describing. There's no risk here whatsoever. Her child and your children are doing things that <i>all</i> kids do.It sounds like part of you already knows that... Read more »

Possible causes of false-positive home blood test

Hi, I'm about to take my first HIV test, and plan to use a rapid blood test (Home Access HIV-1 Test) ordered online.I'm fairly confident that my risk factors have been limited, but you don't know until you know.I'm wondering...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe test kit is picking up your body developing antibodies against HIV. The items that have happened in your past should not make the test react adversely and yes a confirmatory blood test should be done should your test come back positive.Be well... Read more »

Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

Dear Rob,Sometime ago I indicated that my wife is pregant, now at 7 & 1/2 months. She was diagonised to be HIV positive.Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The only FDA-approved home test kit for HIV is the Home Access Express test. It is very accurate with sensitivity and specificity both approaching 100%. (See below.)Dr. BobHome Access Kits?Sep 3, 2005 Can you tell me if the Home Access test... Read more »
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home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx

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oraquick home hiv test question

Posted by jamesmore32, 3 Replies
Hi I had a low risk exposure 8 weeks ago and have taken the oraquick home mouth Swab test at 4 weeks and 8 weeks both negative I know the test says to test at 12 weeks but out of fear I tested early should I still be worried? Or can I take these... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »