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Lab Test Codes And Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen 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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Whoo Hoo and Unlocking the Dr. Bob Code

Hey Dr. Bob,So, I am pleased to say that my HIV test out to 6 months post exposure was non-reactive! Whoo hoo!! And for the record, my HIV test was negative at 3 months post exposure as well. So I am moving on with my life. It feels good....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi B,Wow, you unlocked the "Da-Bob" code?!? Great. Now what about "Angels and Demons and Bobs?"Congrats on your negative tests and negative HIV status!Do you really talk about me at the dinner table? "Dr. Bob and... Read more »

Code of Ethics/CBC

Dr.Holodniy, Two questions regarding routine CBC testing, First, As a Doctor, What does a CBC tell you, can it be used at all to rule in OR out possible HIV infection? Also, is a doctor, or surgeon for that matter, obligated to tell his/her patient...
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
A CBC measures several things regarding blood counts. First it tells you how much hemoglobin/hematocrit (H/H, ability of your blood to carry oxygen) and red blood cells (RBC which contain the H/H) there are. Next it measures the platelet count.... Read more »

Translation of test result codes

Could you explain the following results: Hep B Sur Ag-NegativeHep B Sur Ab-PositiveHep B Core Ab-NegativeWhat does the Positive result stand for? Is it a risk/concern issue?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is a good result because it means that you were vaccinated for hepatitis B and it worked.... Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger) and the result after 20 minutes comes out NEGATIVE. In same time they take sample of my blood to do other lab test (I think the classic ELISA or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot explain the logic (or lack thereof) of your recent testing in Hong Kong! Certainly if you had a negative rapid test three months or longer from your last potential HIV exposure, I would consider it to be conclusively... Read more »
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You think you are lonely try being HIV + and a OTR hetro trucker with a moral code about infecting

Posted by dknswm45, 2 Replies
I have been infected thru hetro sex since May 17, 2011. Got very sick for 2 weeks following intercourse. Was tested and given the news. I thought my life was lonely being a trucker now it is non exisitant. Is it a wonder I am not in a padded cell.... 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 - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

Whick labs offer 4th gen Eliza test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We are using the 2nd gen Eliza where I come from and I want the new one. Does anyone know where I can get it. Do you feel comfortable with he older gen verses the new gen? I feel I'm 100% sure I have HIV after high risk exp, but my tests are neg on... Read more »