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Regular Blood Testing Picks Up Some Abnormalities Caused By Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...HIV disease. Itis used along with viral load testing to check how well your HIV medicines areworking and to determine if you need to make changes to your HIV treatmentregimen. CD4 Cell Test The CD4 cell test is a simple blood test ordered by your health careprovider. When you first start receiving care for HIV, you should get a"baseline" CD4 cell test. This baseline test gives a picture of your immunesystem when you first enter into...
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Anal warts in HIV

Hi Doctors. I'm recently infected then diagnosed with HIV (less than 4 months as of Nov 20/10). All my initial numbers are perfectly normal with CD4 437 at 26%, and my VL is 927 copies. I had a history of anal wart but had a cautery done to treat it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...cervical Paps. Since it usually takes years for cancer to develop we can find it early and prevent it. Unfortuantely there is no blood test, but the screening is not difficult and can be done by your HIV or primary care doctor. Best,Joe Read more »

Doctor said Regular Blood Tests would show Signs of HIV Infection

Hello Dr.I wanted to tell you what an amazing job you do. You are such a good person who deserves all the respect in the world!My question to you is that, I had a fairly low risk exposure back in october: received unprotected oral and had protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Ryan,Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Unprotected oral carries a very low risk and "protected" vaginal sex is protected if the latex condom Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
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
NO. Read more »

Abnormalities on routine blood tests from HIV?

Dear Doctor,Would someone hiv infected for a little over a year show any abnormalites on common blood test like CBC, Differential, Thyroid, Sed Rate, etc..Thank you very much for your time.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The most common abnormalities are in the complete blood count, although these are not specific for (unique to) HIV. Whether such changes would show up in Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Pregnancy The majority of studies done to date have shown that taking HIV drugs during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth defects. However, there are certain HIV drugs that should not be used by pregnant women because of potential... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also have some blood tests done including: Liver function tests Electrolyte level Blood pH level Lactate level ... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...getting other complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. However, catching a cold or the flu during pregnancy rarely causes birth defects. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot, and by following the personal habits... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test. The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, Read more »