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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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how do you read hiv blood test

how can i read my blood test and my cd4,& t cellsjust started with coctails.would like to now all i can ...
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
If you have a copy of your lab reports, you need to look at the CD4 absolute number, percentage and viral load copy number. If you can get me those numbers, I can give you some frame of reference as to their meaning.MH... Read more »

Read Archives still concerned Blood Donation

Dr. Bob,Thank you for being here. I've learned a lot over the last 3 days. I'm rather stressed over the letter I recieved after my blood donation. I've been married and we both have been faithful for 15 years and I have 4 healthy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Add me to the growing list that totally agrees with the Red Cross counselor! Your test results are most indicative of a false-positive ELISA with indeterminate Western Blot. You have essentially no risk and your Western Blot band pattern is not... Read more »

Reading Hepatitis test results

When I donated blood, Red cross gave me back the test result like this:Hep B Sur Antigen Manufacturer #1 NegHep B Sur Antigen Manuf #2 --Antibodies to Hep B Antigen (nati-HBc, IgG and IgM) PosAntibodies to Hep C (Anti-HCV, EIA) NegI was told I had...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Looks like you had HBV and are cured. Looks like your wife had the HBV vaccine! You are both fine! Stay well! DTD... Read more »

This Urine Test I've Been Reading About?

Doc, please tell me where I can read more on this topic. This kind of freaks me and probably thousands of others totally out. Is this test better than the current ELISA using blood or better than the Home Access using "dried" blood...
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
You can read more about the test on the company website at Read more »
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