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The Well Project

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

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that 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 test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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I am co infected with HIV & HCV... Please explain lab results

I am on combination therapy for hiv and have been udetectable for some time with cd4 at 1400 but recently infected with hpe c. Just had some lab results in and need them explained to me.Total lymphocytes H 4.503, absolute CD3 count H 3.557, Absolute...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The only important information is that your CD4 T cell counts are excellent and your HCV RNA level was so low that they could not figure out what type of infection you have. That is great news because hopefully you will clear the virus on your own... Read more »

Hiv+ Lab Results

I originally was diagnosed in 1989 with HIV, My Viral Load has been 4/06 - 76, 8/06 - 206, 12/06 - 204, then undectable 4/07 and 8/07 -then Aug 08 it is now 220. My Viral load jumped from last lab test of 583 to 884. Is this anything to worry...
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
...You don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment and what your CD4 count/percent is and have been, and whether there is any changes. Time is certainly on your side, Read more »

HIV test claimed to be "lab error"

Hello Dr.!I've been reading your site for the past four hours while I am at "work" and, I must agree with a previous person that it IS like crack! I can't stop!So, on to my question:I performed oral sex on a man I work with in early August. He came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...saying goes, "Manure Occureth!" (even in laboratories running sophisticated medical assays.)Oral sex has a very low risk for HIV transmission. I suggest you go back to the lab, roll up your sleeve and feel the "little prick" once again. The... Read more »

Do I really need an HIV specialist to follow my labs, etc?

Due to insurance problems, I can no longer afford the HIV specialist I have been going to. There are only 2 HIV specialists that are in the hospital network that would qualify for the "premium benefit". Anyhow, I have been to that office and the...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...viral load or any other potential complications of therapy it would be appropriate for you to then seek out the attention of an HIV specialist.Best,Eric Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...consult with an expert to interpret the results of resistance assays because such results are often complex (the New York State AIDS Institute's Clinical Education Initiative line is available for phone consultation) . ( AIII ) The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Use Sythethic Protein to Block HIV in Laboratory Experiment

... Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison "report they were able to block HIV infections in the lab with synthetic proteins that prevented the virus from entering healthy cells," according to a study published Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

...Performing Rapid HIV Tests Any organization that performs a rapid HIV test in order to provide results to patients is considered a laboratory under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). All laboratories must comply with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Network of Diagnostic Laboratories Needed to Combat HIV/AIDS, U.S., Cambodian Officials Say

...Vietnam. According to U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Charles Ray, the most important piece of infrastructure needed to improve HIV/AIDS treatment and care in the region is a "strong laboratory network that can provide the necessary diagnostic... Read more »
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Biology Lab On HIV.Gues who was infected?

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...First day back to college. My first lab for my biology class was today. Take a sick guess what it was on........The spread of HIV. Now take another guess who just happened to get the anonymously infect cup.....That's right I had the cup or the... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIVRead more »

lab time question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just had a buch of blood work done for of the tests was for HIV. Does anyone know how long the labwork should take? it's been a week and I haven't heard anything, they only call if something Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How long does it take for them to test HIV ? why do they say 1-2 weeks ? mine was ready in one week and im jw if something did come up say a day you got your blood work Read more »
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