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What Do They Look For In A Herpes Blood Test

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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 caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but I'm writing this because I said I would share. I went for an anti-HCV (CMIA) test today, just to be very sure, and the result as I expected is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Fighter,Welcome back to the forum and thank you for taking the time to share your story with other forum readers. Testimonials like yours help others find the way out of worried-well hell.WOO-HOO!Happiest of Holidays, and I wish you a very health... Read more »

Herpes outbreak at the time of drawing blood. Please answer.

Dr. McGovern,First of all thanks for your support to the people who really need you. Could you please answer my concern. I have tested positive for HSV-1 and HSV-2. I have tested negative for HIV Elisa antibody test 9 months following the exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please be reassured that a herpes outbreak should not interfere with your HIV testing results.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Please help me interpret my herpes type I &II test result.

I just got my blood results back from my hsv1/2 (IgG & IgM) tests and i am very scared. This is what I have..*Anti-HSV (I)-Igg Ab Positive (1.30)Cut off Value of IgG Ab (I) 0.40Interpretation :-Negative : Absorbance (patient) <...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Your tests are positive. This means that you have antibody evidence of both HSV-I and HSV-II infection.For more information about herpes infections, check out our <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art6052.html"... Read more »

It's holiday now,"physically well" Alex tested again,tried to make sure in these HOLY DAYS!have a look Dr.

Merry Christmas and hello again Dr Bob: i am still a bit worried these days. I am worrying if my body could produce antibodies normally and if some viruses are inside me but somehow my body undiscovered and untreated them.Also i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Alex,Back again so soon? Alex, I haven't changed my assessment or advice. See below. Your fears of not producing antibodies is irrational and completely unwarranted.Stop testing and go get the psychological counseling you need to confront... Read more »
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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »