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Which Drug Stores Carry Hiv Test

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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Change in drug or tests to carried out??

i'm using forstavir-3 1=24hrs. and till now im just undergoing cd4 and viral load test.. after 9 months of usage of this drug my cd4=374 and viralload= 90. is there a necessary to change drug or additionally tests to be carried out.....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Usually a single detectable viral load under 100 is not an issue, assuming that you haven't missed more than 5% of your medications.Such low level viral loads are often the result of lab errors or minor activation... Read more »

What is the best HIV test to carry out?

What is the best test or screening for HIV after two months of having unprotected sex with a hiv positive person but has gone for regular HIV test but test negative?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYou can do a variety of different testing there is a new home test kit that you can use, you can go to a local HIV testing site or you can go see your health care provider. Any test that is run are all accurate. The guidelines for HIV testing are... Read more »

tests to carried

What are the tests to be carried. Other than cd4 n viralload...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There are a number of lab tests that are recommended for the care of people living with HIV. A full listing of the tests and testing frequency can be found on <a... Read more »

hiv in stored blood

if while doing a blood test(hemoglobin estimation) on a sample that had been stored over night it happens to fall on skin is there a risk...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Blood falling on intact skin? No. Now, please think: if your work involves doing tests on stored blood, isn't it time you learned a lot more about HIV? You can't be safe at work if you don't know what's risky and what isn't.... Read more »
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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 »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

I got Carried away?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey friends,
I need some serious advice.
I was drunk last night and i went with a girl whom i knew since last year but then i was away for my studies to London and came back lack month and called this girl whom i met last year through soem of my... Read more »

drug test

Posted by Anonymous
i had to take a drug test in order for a job. it was like the same test i took for the hiv test with the cotton swab in my mouth . i would like to know if the drug test also shows if you hav hiv or not??

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