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Will A Blood Test Tell If You Are Infected With Hiv

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Doctor said Regular Blood Tests would show Signs of HIV Infection

Hello Dr.I wanted to tell you what an amazing job you do. You are such a good person who deserves all the respect in the world!My question to you is that, I had a fairly low risk exposure back in october: received unprotected oral and had protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ryan,Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Unprotected oral carries a very low risk and "protected" vaginal sex is protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS. That they... Read more »

scared im infected do normal blood test show hiv results

a year ago i sleeped with a guy who i now suspect has hiv, after about 4 months i notice dark... Read more »

HIV infection from blood test?

Hi. I recently took a few (non-HIV) blood tests from a reputable medicalcenter. However, I did not... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
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Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »