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Lab Tests For Hiv

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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.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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 »

HIV from Path lab test

Dear Doc,Thanks for your answers to my queries. It is highly appreciated. Although deep down I knew... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools 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 »
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 »
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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 »

CMIA method

Posted by bug, 1 Reply
...Hello , I got a lab test for HIV after 6 weeks of exposure but the lab was not using the ELISA method but the CMIA method. The test was HIV Ag(p24) / HIV Ab Read more »

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 »

HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
...negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same test used by labs testing for HIV. The diffierence is you get the result via the phone and this could be harmful if you tested... Read more »