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What Blood Tests Are Affected By Hiv

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False +? Does HCV affect Orasure HIV (Blood) Test?

I've had HCV for 4 years now and occasionally drink alcohol, which I did the night (weekend) before getting the HIV test. On Tuesday, Feb 22nd (2005), I was given an Orasure blood test and in 20 minutes I tested positive. I was very distraught. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If your western blot is positive, you should see an HIV specialist for further testing of HIV virus and T cells.There are multiple new treatments for HIV and patients are doing extremely Read more »

few day before i take the hiv blood test i used to take drug (crystalmave)

Hi Dr,I have a question that keep turning on my mind, that is i am a occasionally drug taker... Read more »

Blood Testing

Hope you can help me. I am to have blood work done for Helper T-Lymph, RNA, Comp Metabolic Panel... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

... FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and to determine if you need to make changes to your HIV treatmentregimen. CD4 Cell Test The CD4 cell test is a simple blood test ordered by your health careprovider. When you first start receiving care for HIV, you should get a"baseline"... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...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. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At 3 months, and in the last year). I have no symptoms.... Read more »

home test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can I trust a negative result at 12 weeks via a home access test? I'm afriad that I could have done to the test wrong, like not enough blood, or too many skin cells on the little circle for the blood smaple. Could that affect the results? Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »