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How To Read Autoantibody Blood Test

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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...the available forms of this medicine, including tablets or capsules of various doses and perhaps liquids, and powder. Each one is described by color, shape, and markings, so you can be sure of which one you are taking. When reading the package insert for Fuzeon (an HIV drug which is injected into the body), this section will take about how to reconstitute, or mix, the powdered drug with sterile water. This section also gives storage...
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Terrible fear of HIV which is ruining my life...What should I do doctor?

Please doctor I need your advice desperately,I have this pathological fear of HIV. I have never had sex, I have never done drugs, I have never received a blood transfusion, and my parents don't have it. However, I remain constantly terrified of HIV....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The best way to confront and conquer irrational fears is to seek psychiatric help. Counseling (psychotherapy) can help folks overcome pathological fears, whether they are related to HIV, snakes, spiders, heights or to fears of being secretly... Read more »

Follow up question...

Hi Dr. Bob,It's Mr. Liberal who posted the '20 minute oral rapid test vs. blood test' accuracy question the other day.Anxiety put off my testing until this week, but I now have the time set to go in tomorrow (Wednesday afternoon) for the Orasure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral test at 7 weeks and it was negative. Just really want to make sure that the oral test at 3 months is just as accurate as a blood test at 3 months.Had 1 potential exposure on Aug. 1st/2nd.Your advice and thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks... Read more »

*** PLEASE READ**** :kids game made me panic ? *** Please read ***

Yesterday evening i was pricked by safety pin by a kid . It was on hand and i bled a drop of blood. As I complained to the kids parents , they warned the kid before me and said that he had did the same thing earlier the day (Morning )to his...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Quite unlikely because of the size of the needle which is solid bore. You also don't know if he used the same needle and you don't know if he has HCV. Only about 1.8% of people in the US have HCV. I would not recommend testing. Read more »

Positive elisa and Indeterminate Western blot

Hello I just found out I was pregnant and I took a routine Hiv test. I got the results for the Elisa test and they were positive and the Western blot was indeterminate. I am very shocked. The doctor said that only one protein strand came up...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...later a repeat showed the same results. In spring 2006, hiv test result was positive, western blot indeterminate. Doctor did a blood test called RPR which was nonreactive and HIV-1 RNA-PCR and HIV 2 test. All came back okay. Also saw an... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...working. They includeblood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and uric acid. Kidney tests areespecially important if you are taking Viread (tenofovir). Blood proteins These tests provide information on nutrition problems and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...blood cells. A high RBC is common for people who live at high altitude. It's a way the body adjusts to thinner oxygen. Very low readings for RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit can indicate anemia. With anemia, the cells do not get enough oxygen to... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...job of keeping HIV in check. To view frequently asked questions about viral loads and the viral load test, click here . To read more about viral load, check out our collection of articles . HIV Drug Resistance Testing Besides a CD4 count... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...information on normal laboratory values, see Fact Sheet 120 . Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood... Read more »
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Tested + in Dec. Wrote an article. Read...

Posted by patricksw, 2 Replies
...emotional reaction to testing HIV+. I really feel it is a decent chronicle of this sect of my life, and that it might help others to read it... so far, the response has been good. (look a few entries down for the link) Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus the result came back with lab corp tests panel 083824 HIV 1/0/2 abs-icma !RN! HIV/1/o/2abs- index value ... Read more »

Infection from Blood Draw!?! -Please PLEASE Read-*

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am so happy that I have found this site. Please help me friends. Last september 1st I had protected sex with a call girl in her house. I got scared so I got tested for all std's 7 weeks later except hiv since I couldn't do it anonymous the same... Read more »

Scared to take the test? Please Read.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...story short .. hmm.. guess it's too late for that ... but anyway.. to make a long story not quite as long I recently took a blood test for a life insurance policy and the results took two weeks to come in. Needless to say it was a harrowing two... Read more »