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How Long Does It Take To Be Able To Detect Hiv In Blood Test

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The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

..."neurocognitive" testing (tests of your memory and concentration, reasoning, coordination, and problem solving). These tests can detect subtle changes in your memory and provide important information. You may also need to have a blood test called a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) to obtain a sample of spinal fluid. A needle is inserted between the bones of the spine and a small amount of fluid is removed. Lumbar punctures are...
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Mild alteration in my blood test. Should I be worried?

I am 46 years old man who is positively charged since 1991 and on HAART therapy since 2001, when my CD4 count dropped to 44 and I had pneumocistosys. After being discharged from the hospital, I started my treatment with antiretrovirals. I am on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your current HIV regimen is usually safe for the liver and pancreas. From what you described the level of concern about significant liver/pancreas Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIV BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT THEY DID ANOTHER BLOOD TEST AND A WESTERN BLOT TEST. THE BLOOD... Read more »

UNDETECTABLE VS DETECTABLE

Hi Doc, my question is the following: how come there are patients that are undetectable and never taken any meds? if there is a chance that someone get rid of his virus, what test will tell this person if he is virus free?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...percentage of patients who are infected with HIV, e.g. who have a positive HIV antibody test and a positive confirmatory Western Blot blood test, are able to control the level of the virus in their blood for a period of time, and so are have... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the blood within three to five days of initial exposure, as well as highly accurate saliva tests that are nearly equivalent to blood tests in determining HIV antibody status. In some clinics you can get a test called OraQuick that gives a... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...with it. Anemia ( Fact Sheet 552 )can cause fatigue. Anemia increases your risk of getting sickerwith HIV infection. Routine blood tests can detect anemia, andit can be treated. Digestive Problems: Many drugs can make you feel sickto your... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...measuring HGB and hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »

Message: as long as you have been tested and clear

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tested and cleared by the health department you should be fine. Anytime anyone gives blood, it is tested for certain STDs and HIV. If it is positive for any of these, the donor is notified - either via the health department or from the blood... Read more »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test. The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, Read more »