The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is HIV Test Part Of A Physical Exam

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test.... Read more »

Can HMO Physical Exam detect HIV?

I just wanna ask if HMO Physical Exams can detect if you are a HIV positive or not. I recently had... Read more »

employment physical and physical urine test

I went for a physical for employment for a construction company after I submitted a drug screen... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Including HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Exams Could Help Curb Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

CDC 's expected recommendation to implement HIV testing as part of routine medical exams is "doable, cheap and could do more to stem new transmissions than almost any other available option," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. Although the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Clinics Boost Number Tested for HIV/AIDS -- Authorities Credit Fast Exam, Marketing Campaigns

National HIV Testing Day was June 27, capping off an effort by health officials in Colorado to boost screenings there. The Colorado AIDS Project (CAP) has stepped up its outreach, and its free testing center has served twice as many people during... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Trekking With AIDS, Part 3 -- a Special Report

On Wednesday, June 28, 2000 -- the twelfth anniversary of her HIV diagnosis -- Dawn Averitt (center) and her companions Scott Averitt (left) and Brad Bridge (right) walked home to Georgia, having hiked the whole... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Long-Term Impact of HIV and Orphanhood on the Mortality and Physical Well-Being of Children in Rural Malawi

No published studies from sub-Saharan Africa have recorded child mortality and morbidity by maternal HIV status beyond age 3 years. More information on the impact of orphanhood on child physical well-being is required, especially as the number of... Read more »
Connect With Others

found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
I found out in the course of a normal annual physical exam. Everything was fine and then I got an HIV positive result on June 24. I saw a specialist on July 3 and I get my first test results next week on the 16th. I'm 56 and I just be totally... Read more »

NAT exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

Should I worry part 2

Posted by Austin_Blue, 1 Reply
In my last post I disclosed how I was exposed and that I took a rapid HIV test at day 120 (4 months) with a negative result.

Today I have been nothing but sneezy and had some hives on my left wrists, should I blow this off or is there any... Read more »