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Procedure Done To Test For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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I have been HIV+ since 98 however I just really started taking my meds in March. My T cell counts were like 3 and I have a viral load greater than 75,000. However neuropathy set in before I started to take my meds and it has affected my legs.I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am sorry to hear of your problem. The answer depends. There are many causes of neuropathy, many of which are reversible. A number of tests (blood tests and other tests) can be done to figure this out. In some cases, the neuropathy is... Read more »

Testing Procedures

Hello Dr. Bob Frascino,I was tested through a website that says it was certified. I requested to test for HIV antibody and after giving them my info and credit card number they sent me to the nearest Labcorp testing center for a blood draw. In two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming you took an FDA-approved HIV-antibody test outside the window period, yes, I'd believe the results. (You can check whether your test assay is FDA approved by contacting the lab that ran the test or looking at the name of the test on... Read more »

test procedure for HIV drug resistant

I have diagnostic centre in central india, got pcr setup recently want to know cell culture based drug resistant test procedure & details about genotype , phenotype. thank you....
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
This is way too complex of an issue to discuss in this forum. I suggest you consult the medical literature, as there are thousands of publications on this subject and procedures have been outlined in these papers.... Read more »

Viral Load Testing and Lab Procedures

I have now had three viral load tests (PCR, Ultrasensitive). The first was done at the clinic and sent by them to the lab my insurer uses. It was not done because the sample was mishandled. The second was drawn at the lab's service facility,...
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
Excellent and important questions that are not appreciated by some practitioners. Viral load can be affected by the type of blood collection tube the blood is collected in. It is most stable in purple top tubes. Whole blood in purple top tubes can... Read more »
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Lab testing procedures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently tested (3 days ago). The doctor's office said the results would be back in 10 days, and they would call me. I've had lab results back from the same office in 3 days. A friend who is a nurse told me labs are required to notify... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If one lab took a blood sample from a person, in a quantity that is usual for performing only a general blood test, and then with that quantity of blood taken performs a general blood test and also an elisa hiv test that reads negative, can this... Read more »


Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »

Follow-Up Procedures... Please Answer!

Posted by Anonymous
I want to know about the procedures for reporting and follow-up when one is diagnosed with HIV. Is one required to undergo CDC interview or to answer personal, specific questions about mode of transmission.... or is name just reported to state in a... Read more »