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How To Read Blood Work For Hiv

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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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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 »

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 »

Confused after reading some Hep C and HIV answers and questions!(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Hi, Doctor, I had written to you previously and made a donation of $50, all I could afford, sorry. I'm a mother of three and now I am really terrified. When reading some of the answers related to Hep C delayed seroconversion with HIV, noticed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests (ICMA and ELISA) out to nine months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Your negative hepatitis C antibody and negative HBsAg (hepatitis B surface... Read more »

Blood at work

Greetings,I am a college student and I am currently working at a fast-food restaurant part-time. Tonight, I was pretty unlucky and cut myself twice by accident during work. First, it was the food cabinet's door that gave me a cut on my arm as...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,The chances of just cutting yourself does not pose a risk for HIV transmission. You need to have direct exchange of body fluid with someone who has HIV in order to put yourself at risk. I feel confident telling you that you have no need to... Read more »
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My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

My man and I have been doing very well together. He is the love of my life!

You may remember I posted a few weeks ago about the fact that his CD4's were at 90 and his viral load undetectable. Well, about 3 months ago his doc switched... Read more »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

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Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

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Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
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