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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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Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A "trace of HIV Ag/Ab"???? I have no idea what that even means. If we assume your screening HIV test was repeatedly reactive (positive) and we know your follow-up Western Blot is indeterminate (however, I don't know what... Read more »

Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test.... 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 a year depends on how each person's body reacts to HIV infection.... Read more »

Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving Contractors requirement for an annual dive physical. One of the blood test...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If your testing found an HIV-positive diver, what would you do? The answer to that question should tell you that you don't need to do an HIV test. Why would HIV status matter? If the helmets are washed out with antiseptic--or even sea... Read more »
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HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies

May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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