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

Table of Contents 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 caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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testing outside window period. PERIOD!!!

Hello there. so a negetive test done outside the 6 month window is conclucive.. Whether it's 6 months or 16 years as long as it's after that window period right? Finger prick, oral swab, or blood drawn are all exceptable forms of testing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Consider your keister so conclusively kicked that you now have an imprint of my Pumas on your gluteus maximus.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Black blotches in period blood??

I had a possible exposure 9 weeks ago. I tested negative at 6 weeks and I'm going back for my 3 month test in September. I recently started my period and noticed black blotches in my blood. Is that a sign of HIV or no??...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGood to hear you have plans to return for your follow up test and no dark spots in your feces is not a symptom of HIV. It could be from something you have eaten, changes in your diet etc.... If you notice this getting worse or changing some I... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »
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Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(AIDSLINE) Consistent sequential detection of RNA, antigen and antibody in early HIV infection: assessment of the window period.
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):219 (abstract no. Tu.A.153). Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/96921980
Busch M;... Read more »

Testing Period??

Posted by Anonymous
10 weeks ago now, I used my hand to ejaculate a man onto my face. The semen ran down my cheek and to the corner of my mouth. I am not sure if any semen got in my mouth or not, if so it would have been a very small amount. The corner of my mouth... Read more »

TESTING DURING WINDOW PERIOD AND AFTER

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The most common question in last two years since this forum exist was and is about testing and window period (during the last four months I think I red hundreds of posts here going back to the begining).

I was journalist by prefoession and worked as... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »