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The Well Project

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

...is 12.1-15.1.A low RBC count or low HCT or HCT may mean you have anemia, which can cause youto feel tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system and helpdefend the body against infection. A normal total WBC count is 4,500-10,000. Ahigh count...
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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
...some information from the archives that discusses HIV screening at blood donation sites.Dr. BobSafe blood transfusion v. Window periodMar 25, 2006 Hi Doc! I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the... Read more »

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...acute HIV infection, the HIV antibody test is usually negative or inconclusive but the HIV viral load (a marker of virus in the blood) is usually very high. You are right in stating that after six months of monitoring, and assuming no... Read more »

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last month i had sex with prostitute during her menses period ,while doing fingering some blood comnes on my hand and by same hand i wore the condom due to which some blood get on my tip of penis but due to fear of hiv i didn"t insert my penis so it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...If you had no skin breaks on your penis...from sores or ulcers (such as from syphilis or herpes), HIV cannot penetrate through intact skin. The tip of the penis contains mucous membranes which may be more vulnerable. Since you Read more »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the blood is infected even if the person donating is at his/her window period. Then why don't they use this technology to straight-away determine if a person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because the production of detectable antibodies, which is an immune response, requires time. With the use of NAT, the HIV window period has been reduced to approximately 16 days.NAT is FDA-approved only for use in screening donated blood. It is... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...(PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
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MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everybody, I am the one who posted NY 1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department window period. They are saying only 6 weeks. 6 weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank you.... Read more »

Convincing ppl to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...info about the whole situation bcuz if a doctor signs it saying she doesnt have HIV that maybe she is unaware of the 6-12 month period after exposure and so i got tested at 3-5 month period ( somewhere in there but i think it was 4-5) but anyways... Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
......progression to AIDS? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a complete blood count with low white blood cells be a sign of hiv infection even though testing negative way after 6month period? Thanks and God Bless. Read more »