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HIV and Tests/Labs

Besides the regular CD4, viral load, and CBC, what tests should we be getting? I'm 34. I've been checked for the Heps and I've had my cholesterol/triglycerides checked. However, I keep hearing other HIVers say they get their urine checked--saying...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.As you indicate HIV has very broad effects on many organs of the body, not just the immune system (although many of the broad effects are mediated through the immune system). In addition, medications we use to treat HIV can... Read more »

One Test Follow-up

Happy Holidays Dr. Bob!I have come back with another question. As I have told your previously I am... Read more »

Now What

I went to see a doctor because of some weird symptoms. He sent me Lab Corp and I had an HIV test... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

... Rapid HIV tests are simple to use and require little or no specialized equipment. They make it possible to provide test results at the time Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

... Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Hospitals Lack Lab Materials for HIV Testing

... The lack of lab chemicals is making it hard for public hospitals in Zimbabwe to conduct HIV tests, according to the state-run Herald newspaper. At Chitungwiza General Hospital, a large public hospital about 12 miles from Read more »
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Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it standard that a test sent to Lab Corp would be tested fot HIV1 &2? Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news Read more »

Lab Corp What Generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There is a laboratory called Lab Corp They did the testing on a friends HIV Test EIA Does anyone know if they use 3rd generation Thanks Read more »

Specialized Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I wanted to know if anyone has ordered a test or knows anything about specialized testing. I know they say then use Lab Corp which is a legitimate lab. I want to get an HIV2 test and there aren't any available in my state. Is this service worth Read more »