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Period Blood Should I Get Tested

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Truvada & Insertress

Hello Dr Mark! I just got my very first prescription (Isertress 400mg& Truvada) my latest numbers were: CD4 427 Copies 3276 and 24% CD4%. My Dr said I can take both during one meal...What would you say about this tretment what possibles side effects...
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 have any other medical conditions that could affect kidney function, you should have your kidney function monitored with periodic blood tests. 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... Read more »

giving blood/not sure your clean

will the blood donor centers test your blood when you donate and notify oyu if there is something... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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... 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium, is a major component of bones. Low levels of phosphorus for a long period of time can cause damage to bones, nerves and muscles. High phosphate levels are most often due to kidney failure. ... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...What Is A "Window Period"? Within a few days of becoming infected with HIV, our bodies begin to produce antibodies that are specific to the virus. Read more »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Mass says 6 week window period for a hiv blood test but 3 months for a rapid test. I thought they [rapid test] was the same sensitivity. I think its just the Read more »

Blood Test Maturation AFter Being Drawn?

Posted by Anonymous
...Someone answer my hypothetical here for me... You get tests with a rapid test. You are Negative but still not out of the window period. You then get blood drawn that day. Lets say 3 days later the lab gets it and tests it, you test positive. Is... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for a blood test is 12 - 16 weeks. This is the information given to me by the National Herpes Hotline... Read more »