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How Do We Monitor HIV In The Lab

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Can Hep C be gotten thru taking reputable blood labs monitoring my HIV stuff?

"Finally, sexual transmission of hepatitis C can occur although it is not common. Safe sex would mean use of barrier protection, like a condom. You can't get hepatitis C from kissing. However, you should avoid sharing razors or toothbrushes that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No, I would stress that hepatitis C is not spread by having your blood drawn.Dr. McGovern Read more »

Testing numbers to monitor?

Hi,I'm recently HIV diagnosed and am receiving medical care and am on medication. When I see my... Read more »

HIV+ for 5 and a half yrs, what are the tests? & when to start treatment?

You must be fed up with such questions, pl answer me. Iam an Indian and have HIV+ for about 5 &... Read more »
Articles
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...consult with an expert to interpret the results of resistance assays because such results are often complex (the New York State AIDS Institute's Clinical Education Initiative line is available for phone consultation) . ( AIII ) The... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...under control. Whether you are taking HIV drugs or not, all of the above tests are a keypart of your medical care. Regular monitoring is an important way to takecharge of your health. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa HIV City Care Questioned

... More people with HIV//AIDS in Africa could be treated if routine laboratory testing to monitor the disease were dropped in favor of clinically driven monitoring, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

...simulated HIV-positive people who were monitored with the viral load tests survived, compared with 82% for those who received CD4+ monitoring and 82% for those who were received clinical monitoring. Over two decades, the projected survival rates... Read more »
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New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...What will losers like Aids2Hiv say when this test comes out ? Just proves that the newer generation tests are more accurate than what the 13 week nazis Read more »

Newly diagnosed

Posted by MuscleJockUnsure, 8 Replies
...I am very new to being diagnosed with HIV and have no friends that I can confide into about this problem. I need some good advice and to find out what i should do. Im Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

how could it be

Posted by skiter, 5 Replies
...have seen Dr for last two years never had any symptoms at all just one time bad flu like illness and oral thrush. Have been monitoring blood work for meds and decided to get another test in july,2007 but to my surprise it was negative. My Dr said... Read more »