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Regular Blood Testing Picks Up Some Abnormalities Caused By Hiv

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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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Can I have hiv that hiv test not picking up

It has been 21 months since my encounter I have had 7 hiv test 4 rapid and 3 blood drawn and the last was labcor HIV 1/0/2 all negative I am still having symptoms headaches, growling stomach, pin symptoms, heel pain, dry mouth, ashey skin, anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No.2. Extremely unlikely.3. No.4. No.5. No.6. No.7. No.8. Sorry, I can't diagnose the cause of your very common nonspecific symptoms over the internet. What I can do with great certainty is advise what's not causing your problems:... Read more »

Regular blood test/doctors opinion

I recently got sick with a sore throat.. the doctor did a blood test on me.. and said that I had a bacterial infection. Here's my question - if I were HIV positive would anything on that test show up to give the doctor reason to test me...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The blood test that will tell you if you are HIV infected or not is an antibody test performed three or more months after your last exposure.If you have questions about the cause of your sore throat, try talking with your doctor about your concerns... Read more »

benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »

his wife went to donate blood and it came out she has blood abnormalities

I had an affair with a married man in July 2001. He slept with his wife in July as well. She went to donate blood and the donor clinic contacted her doctor, who in turn contacted her.They say she has "blood abnormalities". My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Wow, that's quite a story. The bottom line is if you used condoms then you should be reasonably safe. However all the other exposures could also be risky. The answer is GET TESTED! Knowing and treating can change the whole prognosis of the... Read more »
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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »

TO ALL THE REGULARS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question to pose to you. I am on an HIV Negative Website for people who have had ongoing symptoms and wanted to know if something else such as herpes could be at work in their bodies (dont worried worried wells over the past three years... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »

Please regulars have a look and give advice.

Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
Now I am all freaked out, and a little pissed. I had sex one month ago with a female, and I used a condom. We didnt have rough sex nor did I even fully penetrate her. I just wasnt in the mood and after 5 minutes I got out of her and left to the... Read more »