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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 Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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Blood work for Atripla, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure

I am currently taking ATRIPLA, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. What tests should I have done to monitor my kidneys, and how often?
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
It depends on whether you currently have normal kidney function or not. At the very least test like BUN and creatinine should be obtained quarterly. Read more »

blood work (DIDN'T USE LATEX GLOVES FOR BLOOD DRAW)

Hello Doctor Bob. Hope all is well. Due to the grim economy and the threat of losing my job, I decided to have a full physical and blood work done while I still have health insurance. Everything came back ok...but I was surprised that the nurse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent and there is absolutely no need to be "tested for being tested." The wearing of latex gloves during phlebotomy (blood drawing) is designed primarily to protect the health care worker from contamination from patients infected with... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very sensitive Read more »

low blood pressure due to neuropathy

I have been facing many complications due to hiv related neuropathy. Sensory and motor nerve damage in most areas of my body. Now my docotr and I are looking at neuropathy as the cause of my low body temperature in my extermities (feet and hands...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tough situation. For treatment of autonomic neuropathy with low blood pressure I have had a few patients take Florinef (a mineralicorticoid) with replacement doses of hydrocortisone (i.e. 10-15 mg/day). Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

... Chemistry (Chem) Screen The Electrolytes Kidney Function Tests Liver Function Tests Other Blood Chemistry Tests For More Information Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are... Read more »
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blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly. Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I am worried that some of her blood could've come in contact with mine. I have some small sores on my arms where she tickled me. Is this a risk? ... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, but what's Read more »

Blood drive...

Posted by onehotthing6919, 1 Reply
...If you donate blood at a blood drive and they find out you are HIV+...do they inform you? Read more »