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Laboratory Tests To Monitor HIV Progression

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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 Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that
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HIV from Path lab test.pls pls pls reply

Dear Bob,Please reply!Thanks in advance
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I did! See below.Dr. BobHIV from Path lab test Apr 5, 2010Dear Robert,My question seems really vague but just cant get this anxiety out of my head. recently I had a call in 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 what the answers would be but your confirmation and comments are just like icing on the cake ;-).The word in point no 1 is "unnecessary" and in point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for your willingness to help others in desperate need.Be well. Stay well. (Yes, you are indeed "well.")Dr. BobHIV from Path lab test.pls pls pls reply Apr 7, 2010Dear Bob,Please reply!Thanks in advanceResponse from Dr. FrascinoHi,I did! See... Read more »

HIV from Path lab test

Dear Robert,My question seems really vague but just cant get this anxiety out of my head. recently I had a call in technical at my office to collect my blood sample to do CBC and Liver Function Test. I asked him before the test where the needle used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."Am I being a freak and thinking uneneccasary?" Yup! (Although I'm not exactly sure what "uneneccasary" means.)2. "Is there HIV transmission possible in the above scenario?" Nope.3. "Is there any case as mentioned baove where HIV transmission... Read more »

ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious service you are rendering to many people around the globe through this site and through your foundation as well. One of my colleagues had a sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including Amplicor, bDNA and NASBA. These are routinely used to monitor people with HIV infection, find out their risk of disease progression and monitor the effect of anti-HIV therapy.These tests are not routinely used to check for HIV... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Consultation Center PEP Line at 1-888-HIV-4911 (1-888-448-4911). II. Diagnostic Tests Recommendations: Diagnostic HIV laboratory tests must be performed in full compliance with the New York State HIV Confidentiality Law . Nucleic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARTs Safe Without Routine Lab Tests, Lancet Study Finds

...the safety of administering first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with HIV without routine toxicity and efficacy lab tests, "[b]ut tests of immune-system function might still be a good idea to monitor the progression of the disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...These include liver function tests, HCV viral load, genotype tests and blood clotting tests. Liver Function Tests The lab tests called "liver function tests" do not measure how the liver functions. Instead, they measure the levels of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

...results of this study should reassure clinicians in Africa and Asia, who are treating literally millions of people without these laboratory tests, that they are not compromising patient safety," Gilks said. He added, "In fact, the outcome of... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...there is the requirement for an extraordinary and dedicated quality assurance program.(1) Regardless of the results, because laboratory tests are not perfect, they are meant to be a supplement for clinical diagnosis. Early Detection and the... Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »