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Wbc At First Month Of Hiv Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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What exactly is considered '3 months' and the world cup follow up

Hi,In regard to the questions below- is 3 months considered 12 weeks or 13 weeks? Does it make that much difference if your tested at 11 weeks?And finally, why do the UK guidelines say testing at 3 months is considered conclusive but CDC guidelines...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The only reason to worry or get HIV tested is potential HIV exposure risk.As for being petrified to take the test, Joel, it's time to grow a set and do what you know must be... Read more »

HIV test after 7 months - exposure with HIV positive person

Dear doctor,I tested negative on fourth generation HIV A,B/p24 test on day 223 since my oral exposure to semen of HIV confirmed positive person without therapy (I did unprotected oral sex with ejaculation). How "woohoo" conclusive is my result for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mike,Your negative HIV test at day 223 is definitive and conclusive. You know what comes next. Yep, that's right: WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well. You're welcome for my short "answear".Dr. Bob Read more »

Doc, scared hcw here, pls hlp!?

Hi Doc,Confirmed needle stick exposure into right thigh, with hollow bore needle and confirmed source patient. I did opt out of pep - I know, but I tend to tolerate drugs poorly. CBC and WBC within normal ranges, but a cpl of enlarge nodes in right...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You definitely had an occupational HIV exposure. The average risk for HIV transmission after a percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood is estimated to be 0.3%. PEP would Read more »

6 months 'window period' if HIV exposure confirmed??

Dear doctor BobFirstly thank you for doing a fantastic job for so many people in difficult situations, (incl my own BF) - truely remarkable and the humour and wit amazing... :-)My wonderful BF was diagnozed positive middle of April, and we have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...current testing guidelines recommend a repeat HIV-antibody test at the six-month mark for folks who had a significant confirmed HIV exposure (such as your "very, very frequent exposure episodes" with your Mr. Wonderful). However, I should point... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system, HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...(CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells... Read more »
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Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
...that I am infected? I have not been sick since the recounted encounter. I'm going to get tested May 3 (in respecting the three month afterwards rule of thumb). Should I be worried? Read more »

Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
...some bad to. He's going to compare those CBC's as I said then make a decision on what should be done next. My cd4 count at 4 months I think was 1100 and now it's a bit higher, but I don't know what it was before my exposure, it could have been as... Read more »