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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...
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 well. If it is positive, then you may find it helpful to talk... Read more »

Blood for T cell test taken during glucose tolerance test: could it affect the results of the T cell test?

Dr.Moyle,During a glucose tolerance test (I was actually having it done per your recommendation),... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Although China Has Low HIV Prevalence, Situation Serious in Some Provinces Affected by Drug Trafficking, Illegal Blood Donations, Officials Say

While the HIV prevalence in China remains low, the situation in several provinces affected by drug trafficking and illegal blood donations is serious, senior HIV/AIDS control officials said on Saturday, Xinhua/ China Daily reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Clara County, Calif., Needs Testing, Counseling Network for Groups Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Advocate Says

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department should act on "pleas" by county leaders, such as Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall, to establish a full-time HIV testing and counseling network for groups disproportionately affected by... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

10 Questions Answered: How Health Reform Affects People Living With HIV/AIDS

Now that President Obama has signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka health-care reform -- into law, you may wonder how it will affect people living with HIV/AIDS. When can the uninsured finally obtain the health insurance... Read more »
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Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »