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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Blood for T cell test taken during glucose tolerance test: could it affect the results of the T cell test?

Dr.Moyle,During a glucose tolerance test (I was actually having it done per your recommendation), they drew blood for a T cell subset. I was to have had a T cell subset done late next week, but I thought that, since they had the needle in my vein...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
it should make no difference. There are many things reported to modestly influence CD4 and VL tests but fed and fasted states are not one that is considered important. Vigourous excercise, smoking, infections and vaccinations are the most well known... Read more »

Whould Elisa test still be valid if blood was taken on Saturday and not tested until Tuesday?

Hello Mr Kull.Thanks for reading my question.I was wondering if I was to have my blood sample taken (for standard HIV 1/2 Elisa test) on a Saturday and my doctor was not able to send it out until Monday and it was not tested for HIV by the lab until...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, you should leave it up to the lab to ensure the reliability of your HIV test results. They are required to follow specific protocols to guarantee the reliability of your results. If there were a problem with the quality of the sample,... Read more »

hiv test taken almost 11 months

Hi Dr Brian, I have took alot of HIV tests since I was raped. All my tests have showed negative and STDs are negative also. I was formerly a blood donor and had to stop because of the rape . My last test was March 21 and the ELISA was negative. Can...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You can absolutely stop testing. Unless you have had a more recent possible exposure to HIV, you are not infected with this virus. The standard is that you are not infected if your test were negative 3-6 months after the exposure, and you are... Read more »

HIV TEST taken @ 12 months from Exposer

Hello Dr Bob wish you was closer to me cause you can be my Dr , Anyway I seen this female dr she told me that hiv can take up two year before showing on test , I said I have talked two CDC and TheBody and she said I'm dr and I know what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your doctor told you HIV can take up to two years before showing on a test??? Oh my. And she said you have to be tested up to five years after being raped???? WOWZA! So when you told her the experts at CDC and The Body disagreed with her... Read more »
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Question to those who have taken the HIV test..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
and were found negative...
Did the clinic or wherever place you went to get tested call you tell you that your results were in? or did you check back periodically to see that they were ready?

umm... does anyone know of the general protocol

bugging out... Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but I am terrified. The two encounters I am scared of, is 2 years ago I had slow, yet... Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but I am terrified. The two encounters I am scared of, is 2 years ago I had slow, yet... Read more »

ELISA test taken!

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Everyone,

I am truly sorry for disturbing everyone on this forum. I did not mean to frighten anybody.I am very frighten myself. My PA test will be out next week...but whether it is accurate is a different story. My question is, what is a STAT test?... Read more »