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Routine Physical Blood Test And Hiv

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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 »

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... Read more »

PCP Information and Confusion

Hello Dr.Bob,Yesterday I had my yearly physical with my PCP. I am a 28 year old sexually active... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...Once HIV enters the body, the body starts to produce antibodies?substances the immune system creates after an infection. 9 A blood test is used to confirm whether a person has been infected with HIV. 8 HIV tests look for the presence of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
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1st week as positive

Posted by RandyNnyc, 8 Replies
...expects to hear the news). I'm still partly in a state of shock/denial i guess, but i did go see a specialist. I get my next blood test results on this coming friday (finding out my viral load level and my t-cell count) and my doctor and I will... Read more »

Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to?

Posted by espoirnyc, 8 Replies
...I tested positive for HIV on August 19th 2009. I'm sure that date will forever be burned into my memory. I remember the counselor closing the door, taking Read more »

CAN WE RELY ON THE LABS?? Please put me at ease..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that cannot let this go. I tested at the 6 month mark, "non-reactive". BUT, I went to Quest labs, have no idea what kind of HIV antibody test was done. Does anyone know, has anyone gone to Quest? Do they do ELISA, and are they careful in... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »