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Which Blood Test Is Used To Confirm An Hiv Diagnosis

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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:Negative Elecsys-HIV Combi test (confirmation of donnation)

Hi Doctor,Thank you very much for answering my question, but i still need a little advise from you if you can allow me please!I was told that the Elecsys-HIV Combi test is what is used in the blood banks and as it look for the P24 antigene nad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The newer generation HIV-antibody/antigen testing assays are becoming increasingly accurate. However, the published guidelines at this time continue to state that HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not conclusive. I would... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of molecular biology department at my city's university made by the professor of the department.Result-NEGATIVE after 2 days.Few words by the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're welcome. I hope others will learn from your experience. Dr. BobRE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive Jan 27, 2011Hello Doctor BobYou may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and getting all the tests till 3 months... Read more »

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »

Two False Positives after confirmed HIV infection

I found out a year ago that I was positive. I had been positive for approximately one year. Afterwards, I went to get my blood work done. My load count was 165,000 and my Tcell was 11. I did not seek medical attention. I continued to live...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't understand what you mean by false positive results. Your CD4 count is 11 and your HIV viral load is 165,000. You must inform the doctor of these previous results.... Read more »
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Need to confirm negative result??

Posted by lpk, 4 Replies
Have tested negative after about 3 years after possible exposure. Is there any need to retest after this amount of time? People are always recommended to retest after testing positive- why would this not be the same for negative results? Read more »

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

Confirmed Source Positive / I am so Scared!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all,

First, I must say that I have been reading this forum for the last couple of days and I think this is such a great thing. Thanks to all that have supplied many answers to those in need.

So, here is my story. On Friday March 8, 2002 I met... Read more »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »