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When A Bone Marrow Biopsy Is Done Do They Test For Hiv?

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Swollen legs, rash, question HIV

Went to cancer dr today and he palpated but was unable to locate any remarkable lymph nodes. I am going for a 6-month Elisa tomorrow and Now I am getting really scared. All of my CDC bloodwork was normal except for a protein and albumin. He will do...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...kidney disease. You talk about possible biopsy -- biopsy of what??? Are you referring to a lymph node biopsy? a kidney biopsy? a bone marrow biopsy? First get the results of your HIV test, and then follow-up with your health care provider. Read more »


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just tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply make a long story short..i tested Negative...i still dont know if there is something wrong...i need to go in for a bone marrow biopsy in a couple of weeks...but what i am trying to say is...get tested...and give yourself some... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...beginning, not knowing how to deal with this new diagnosis. Once I was diagnosed there were weeks of testing, day surgery, bone marrow biopsies, doctors, chemo oncologists, radiation oncologists, even a spinal tap. The schedule certainly didn't... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

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Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

legitimate hiv test

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hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am... Read more »