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Low WBC during standard testing-HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything looked normal otherwise. Well,...
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
...infections, medications, or even the time of day can all affect this count. I would repeat the test first. You don't need anymore HIV tests.MH Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration, Standard and Gendered STI/HIV Risk Behavior, and STI/HIV Diagnosis Among a Clinic-Based Sample of Men

...condom practices, sexual infidelity, transactional sex with a female partner) forms of sexual risk behavior and self-reported STI/HIV diagnosis using data from a cross-sectional survey of men (n=1,585) ages 18-35 from three urban community-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV Fighters Gain Speed

...say. A grant allows the hospital to offer the test at no cost. From 2008 to 2009, the hospital conducted 25,000 rapid and standard HIV tests, and it is on track to do 18,000 this year. "The more people who know their status, the more people we... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City's Refusal to Use Viral Load Testing for HIV Diagnosis Will Not Prevent Infections, Opinion Piece Says science professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut, write in a New York Times opinion piece. Unlike the standard HIV test -- which detects antibodies to the virus that develop weeks or sometimes months after infection -- the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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HIV1 vs HIV2

Posted by Anonymous
...Will a standard HIV test pick up both HIV 1 & 2 ? Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
...for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways to test for HIV. The most standard HIV tests don?t look for the actual virus but rather antibodies to the virus. RNA tests, however, find the HIV... Read more »

Such I get a second opinion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When waiting for a second test result. Should one consider a second opinion? Maybe 1st was false positive? would second test be false postive too from same place? So I consider a second opinion from a different place? Am real nervious about... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Is there anyone out there who has been diagnosed HIV-2 positive? How did you find out? I am puzzled by the fact that the standard HIV testing does not include screening for HIV-2. All that the literature says is that HIV-2 is "rare" in the United... Read more »