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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 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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might have done something really stupid, answer ASAP!

So after an oral sex encounter, I tested negative for HIV three months after (I also did a DNA by PCR test too just in case). Its been five months after the encounter and I'd almost forgotten about it.The other day I was with my friend and she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, blood donation centers screen donated blood very thoroughly. I do not believe you put anyone at risk. It is important to answer all Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this. I went to local hiv testing center and had negative oraquick after 3 weeks of exposure. I am on Xannax now. How can a handjob from a stripper give me HIV. I am in deep pain and anxiety. I dont want HIV doc but I got it. hiv through risky... Read more »

DNA PCR vs RNA PCR

Dear Doc:I am confused about DNA PCR vs RNA PCR. Which one has the higher rate of false positive? I had a DNA PCR test done which indicated 9,130 IU/mL. The PCR was done because my first round of blood work indicated HIV antibodies. The doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...do now? If in fact you have absolutely no potential risk factors for HIV, I would suggest you stop testing. If, on the other hand, you have some potential risk, repeat your ELISA in one month. If negative, you are definitely "all clear." If... Read more »

Was I misinformed??? (NAT TESTING 2008)

Hey Dr. Bob, I'll be brief. I recently donated blood and requested to come in and pick up my results. Everything came back negative and the Director of the Lab told me that they use the HIV antibody test as well as the HIV NAT to screen donated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment HIV infection. The Abbott RealTime HIV-1 Assay, made by ABBOTT Molecular, Inc., is an in vitro reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) on the... 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

Viral Load Tests

...There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
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Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
...individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel STD's :NEGATIVE . 7 MONTHS post p-exposure RNA Viral load :NEGATIVE,... Read more »

am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...went away i had mild pain in both my groins for a couple of days i also developed some other problem, i have a few spots on hands forearms and knees where my skin raised but it went back down to normal over night and now they just look like... Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...person on the phone made it absolutely clear that I could use any name I chose to. No ID was required when I went to have my blood drawn. * Tested on a Monday, was told that I could have the results in 5 - 6 business days. Called to check... Read more »

I'm just so scared need a little advice

Posted by shadow1234567, 4 Replies
...3-4 inches and finally went away after 2 weeks. Just to ask, can you get HIV from that damn q-tip if it was on it or from his hands the doc? 15-16 Jan had night sweats. On 17 Jan 08 I started having soar throat stopped up nose a really white... Read more »