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Will Standard Blood Test Show Signs Of Hiv

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Do standard blood tests detect early signs of cancers?

Does the standard blood tests performed at HIV clinics detect early signs of cancer? If not, are there any other ways to detect cancers (all kinds) before you become seriously ill?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a simple and important question for which there is no easy answer. There is NO "standard blood test" to detect cancer. Oh how I wish that such a test would exist!The American Cancer Society and other organizations have... Read more »

HIV risk from standard blood draw

Hello: I was wondering if there is any real possibility of getting infected with HIV from just a... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard... Read more »
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Promiscuous Gay Nerd: "If You Use It, Test It!" Toward a Gay Men's Sexual Health Standard of Care

"Tell me what you want to have done," the staid-faced nurse practitioner blurted out after I sat down in her office. It wasn't exactly the friendliest way to begin a patient interaction, but it was nonetheless music to my gay ears. For six years,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to Request HIV Tests After Exposure to Students' Blood

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) on Friday signed a bill (SB 230 ) that will allow teachers to require students to take an HIV test if a teacher is exposed to their blood, the AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Richmond, AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS in Bangladesh, Standard Chartered Bank Sign Agreement to Form Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

Representatives from Standard Chartered Bank and UNAIDS in Bangladesh recently signed an agreement to create a business coalition on HIV/AIDS in the country, the New Nation reports. The coalition aims to encourage businesses and other... Read more »
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Standard Dosing Chart for Anti-HIV Drugs

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Is the test standardized?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.

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Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.


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Standards for ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that there are varying stances on what the window period should be (ie. 3 months vs 6 months) and I assume that the 3 month window is becoming the more accepted window period because of the increasing sensitivity of the ELISA test as it... Read more »

Standard vs. DNA Based Testing

Posted by cluelessluke, 1 Reply
Hello all!

A little over three weeks ago I had a high risk event. The condom broke with a partner with an unknown status. (I'm gay and was the insertive partner)

He said he was confident that he does not have HIV due to his safe sex habits and low... Read more »