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Is Hiv Spotted In A Physical Blood Test

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving Contractors requirement for an annual dive physical. One of the blood test...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If your testing found an HIV-positive diver, what would you do? The answer to that question should tell you that you don't need to do an HIV test. Why would HIV status matter? If the helmets are washed out with antiseptic--or even sea... Read more »

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 »

NAT Positive, Spot test Negative

Hi, few days back I have donated blood to a blood bank and one of the women working there called me up and told me confidentially that I was tested positive in the NAT test. She also said I would test negative for any other test until a few months...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree with you that this sounds a bit strange. I would go immediately to a local health department or academic center that houses an Infectious Diseases clinic and ask for blood to be drawn for acute and rapid HIV testing. You can also ask if... Read more »

Red circle/spot in Banana bought near hiv test centre

Dear Dr. Frascino,This afternoon, I bought some bananas near a hospital which is the HIV test centre of the city I live in. When I peeled off one of the bananas, I found a small red circle with about 2-3 mm in diametre in the pulp.The outside peel...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Michael.So you're worried that folks who test HIV positive "lose moral control" and inject blood into bananas? Dude, tell me you're kidding. Please tell me you're kidding. Because if you're not kidding, I'll... Read more »
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Physical

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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Blood Spots

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I Just started to have allergys to the pollon and molds in the air. When I blow my nose, there are trickles are tiny blood spots. Has this anything to do with HIV?


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Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please help me.

I just noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »