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Will HIV Show Up on Normal Blood Work?

It really depends on which tests your healthcare provider orders as part of your normal blood work. The tests that are most commonly ordered cannot detect HIV infection.

The complete blood count (CBC) measures your red and white blood cell numbers a...

Will the Doctor Call You If Your HIV Test Result Is Positive?

How HIV test results are handled varies from doctor to doctor, and from office to office. Most doctors will be unwilling to share or discuss HIV test results on the phone -- whether the result is negative or positive.

If your test does show that you...

Can a Regular Blood Test Detect HIV?

Routine blood work is in fact a battery of separate tests, all run on samples of your blood. Each test looks for a different thing. While there's no reason why the tests shouldn't include a specific test for HIV, this isn't necessarily routine practi...