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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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3 U. blood & also vomitting a lot

A friend stopped taking her meds in Jan. '02.She wanted quality of life..tired of feeling sick. Her dr. gave her 6 monthes. In Feb. she was in hosp. b/c she couldn't breathe for 3 days. Last week (march) she had to go get 3 units of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It sounds like your friend has decided to depart this world with dignity and enjoy the time she has left without struggling with the side effects of anti-HIV meds. Without knowing more of her history and laboratory tests, it would be difficult... Read more »

is vomitting blood common in end of life for AIDS patient

I was present at my husbands bed site before he passed from this disease the horrific pain lasted for six weeks from pnemonia, terrible pain on the penis which was undiagnosed to kidney failure,and anemia etc He coughed up so many pints of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's passing and the terrible challenges he faced in his final days. Transitioning from this life to whatever comes next should not be so uncomfortable, particularly if he was under the care of... Read more »

Dog eats HIV vomit - what about me???

Can I contract HIV from the vomit on my dog's facial fur? I live near an HIV-related hospice while I was talking to a patient there my dog ate her vomit [on the snowbank outside] I didn't realize what my dog was doing until after it...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You are absolutely freaking out for nothing. There is absolutely no risk from what you're talking about.You can only get HIV when body fluid carrying HIV (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids) leaves a... Read more »

Vomit

Dear Experts!I have a fear about getting HIVIf someone vomited on my hand and there was an open wound on it, is there a chance to get HIV. I hope it is not.I am waiting for your answer,Best regardsGabor...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf there was a large volume of blood present and the wound on your hand occurred just as the person with HIV vomited on your hand and again had a large volume of blood in the vomit, then yes theoretically HIV transmission could occur this way.Be... Read more »
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vomit and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
2 weeks ago I was in a mosh pit with a guy and he vomited and a little bit got on my leg. I checked my leg and I saw no blood, but I had a little cut on my leg from 20 days ago that was not actively bleeding. Could I face risk of HIV? Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »