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can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

blood bank detection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it true that if u give blood then you will be informed if you are + ? what if u gave blood and u were unaware you were + ? would they detect it?

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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 for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »
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Can antibody tests detect HIV hidden in white blood cells?

I read an article in the paper the other day that said that it's been found that HIV hides in inactive white blood cells, but doesn't show up in viral load tests. Does this hidden HIV have any implications for antibody testing? In other...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. It has been determined that HIV can "hide" in inactive white blood cells. But happily, this does not affect HIV antibody tests. HIV antibody tests will still show positive in persons with HIV, even when HIV... Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a complete blood count with a differential well over 8 months after a possible exposure and there are no indications of any abnormal...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A complete blood count with a differential looks at the white blood cells (used to fight off infections), red cells (used to carry oxygen), and platelets (used to help stop bleeding); it also determines the proportion of each type of blood cell.... Read more »

Blood test from undetectable to detectable with CD4 increase

Dear Doctor. Thank you for the useful information you provide to help deal with HIV infection management. I started taking HIV meds last year (Atripla)-Feb 2012- blood test results came back undetectable after 6 months. However, my recent (Feb 2013)...
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
It is unlikely that surgery alone would have resulted in an increase in viral load from undetectable to 54,000. If you are taking your medications as prescribed this really shouldn't have happened. Unless your virus, for whatever reason has... Read more »

Actual time it takes the virus to be detectable in the blood?

I would like to know the time it take a person who has just been infected with the H.I.V. virus to show up in the blood to be detectable? Is it different from person to person? I've been told it only takes 3 to 6 months for it to show up in an...
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
The virus itself can appear in a matter of days. You may be referring to certain HIV antibody tests.... Read more »
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Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

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Detectable HIV May Be in Semen Despite Viral Suppression in Blood

HIV can still be detected in the semen of some HIV-infected men, even if they are on sustained antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load in their blood, according to a study presented at IAS 2013 . The study, conducted by French... Read more »
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California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

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