Laboratory Tests To Monitor HIV
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThe viral load test result you got is from a "qualitative" rather than a quantitative viral load test. This means that the assay has been optimized for a yes/no answer at very low copy number, rather than for giving accurate numbers when... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThank you for your post.In resource-limited countries, the standards for laboratory monitoring of HIV infection may differ significantly from the US or Europe.As you point out HIV viral load tests can be considerably more expensive to obtain than... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESEstimado Wilmer,It is good to hear from you again and thanks for your nice words.1) We usually try to do laboratory and clinical monitoring every 3-6 months in patients living with HIV. A typical set of tests includes a complete blood count (CBC),... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiThe testing guidelines are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days if that test is negative then so are you. A week or so should not make a huge difference. Why the window is because everyone's body develops these antibodies... Read more »
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An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymouscan you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replycan a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »
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