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When They Do The Hiv Blood Test Do They Also Check For Herpes

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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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Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

Does Blood Bank check for all the strains of HIV?

Mr. Ryan Kull,Hi...when accepting blood from a donor, does the blood bank test for all strains of HIV virus or just HIV1/B? if not, is it possible that a person get infected by a different strain after a blood tranfusion and would not know about it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood banks use the most sensitive screening methods available, which would detect virtually all strains of HIV currently known in the world.RMK... Read more »

paranoid unprotected sex, checked white blood cells normal

dear docon 7/4/03 i had unprotected sex but he did not ejaculate in me. i then became very paranoid and worried b/c i did not know him well. about a month later i was rushed to the ER due to food poisining, and i had my white blood cell count...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Please note questions like this need to be sent to me at the Safe Sex/HIV Prevention Forum. This forum is dedicated to those who are confirmed to be HIV positive and having difficulty with fatigue and anemia. So I'll only answer... Read more »

what other tests check for aids

If you take a mono test, do they check you for aids also?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Tests for Mono (mononucleosis) and testsfor HIV are totally separate. When one tests for diseases like Mono,physicians do not automatically test you for other diseases (like HIV). Physicians will only check for... Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Guys check this please when u have time

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am the guy who had oral sex performed on him last week without a condom for 10 secs or so and then had protected sex for 1 or 2 mins and ended up the next day with a sore penis and groin area..anyway the only positive result I got on my blood work... Read more »

Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other person makes fist and taps yours. Well, I held out my fist and he punched it!! it hurt but I... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into you get multiple results for so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »