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Can Cbc Test Detect Hiv
VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefully your doctor explained that... It's always good to be safe -that's the best key to health. Syphilis is treatable and can be cured. HIV can be well managed with daily medicines, but can be fatal over time if not diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
STD: This term is a general one which covers any condition transmitted through sexual contact, and depending on the type of sexual activity this can cover a lot of ground. The vdrl is a sensitive screening test for syphilis (one type of std), but can be falsely positive and needs follow-up testing for confirmation. Go and get thoroughly tested and do not have unprotected sex. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After exposure, 3months HIV quali RNA test negative, not detected.4.5months HIV quick test and ELISA test negative.Are those tests all exclusive?
What can cause false positive ELISA HIV test? 2 confirmatories neg and viral load neg. No bands detected.
Many things: An elisa test for HIV is very sensitive which basically means it is a good test for ruling out HIV and is only reliable when negative. A positive elisa test does not mean someone has HIV and is frequently called a "false positive" there are many causes of a false positive which include liver disease, blood tranfusions, infections, autoimmune disease and dumb luck! ...Read more
Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab tests: Are only as good as the doc who interprets them an then treats. If the lab is federally certified it has met certain standards. Using the same lab for comparison to previous testing is best. So, lab testing can be extremely helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: A negative test is a negative test as long as it is done with proper timing. ...Read more
Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such as the VDRL, RPR, or an EIA test. If you have had negative results on one of these plus the TPHA, you can be 100% certain you don't have syphilis and probably never did. ...Read more
Still convinng bro to take test but 3 docs told me that if he has HIV 8 yrs post exposure he would have manifested it now. Cbc normal, is this true?
If i had HIV or aids after 5 or 6 years wouldn't it have shown in my CBC / differ blood test . I even took the home test and showed negative.?
Unprotected sex last 2006, if infected with hiv, would it show in cbc? 6 yrs normal CBC last one in aug '14. Bro doesnt want to take test, am worried
ELISA HIV serum test: Is extremely reliable and should be only test required. Urinealysis and bacteriology will add nothing. Good luck. ...Read more
6 weeks after my last sexual partner, HIV test neg. I keep getting a low grade temp and loss of appetite. What could I have, normal cbc?
Other possibilities.: There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms. Did you get a pregnancy test? If not do so. This could also be related to another type of infection which could be genital but not necessarily, for example UTI, viral syndrome, etc. If very suspicious of an STD make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more
Feeling unwell for 6 mos now w/ neck pain but neg in HIV & normal CBC. What other screening tests I can undergo to rule out diseases & pinpoint cause?
Am I at risk for Hep C? Single extramarital exposure (receptive anal, I believe protected) 7 mos ago. Neg test HIV 1 mo ago. CBC and all liver/kid
5 Negative HIV tests till 9 months after last exposure, still swollen lymph nodes only in neck for 4 months with normal cbc test ?
Two ELISA HIV tests at 4 and 12weeks negative.CBC test WBC left shift.have body inflammation and flu almost for 12Weeks.what does it mean?
Need antibiotics: Two negative HIV test s is reassuring that your current status is negative. A 'left shift' is a general term that is used to describe changes in the WBC patterns that suggest an active bacterial infection. Were all other STD screens performed and negative? Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Hi. My recent cbc shows wbc 12, neutrophils 83.7 and lymphocytes 12. I am very scared. I did hiv test which is negative. What could be wrong?
I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?
Dear Doctor, I am 24 weeks pregnant. CBC test shows low Lymphocytes (15%). Do I need to worry ? Do I have to do any further tests ? Is it HIV +
Absolute count?: Percentages mean nothing. If your absolute lymphocyte count is above a thousand, I wouldn't pursue this at all. ...Read more
Can you get mononucleosis more than once?i feel mono symptoms and had first 3yrs back. Recently lost 40 pds.hiv,std,cbc,sugar test results all good.
I have CBC test where monocytes are high, liver enzymes ALT high; also EBV IgG positive, CMV IgG positive CMV IgM normal.. Hiv negative at 32 weeks.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would help to have the actual values of the results. The one item of interest is high ALT. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for three months and redo the test. Other results are okay. ...Read more
Hi! i had protected sex with a prostitute 3 months ago. I had my condom on the whole time when we had vaginal intercourse.I have mild sore throat and runny nose. I had a blood test (cbc and chemistry test) everything was healthy. What is hiv my risk?
31m Any docs tell me I should do next. bronchoscope / endo / colon / Ct. scan chest / abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC / Lyme / Antibidy / hiv / serum / 5hiaa / echo / holter! Psyc says I'm fine. heart beat pace/rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?
Somatizing?: This is classic. I strongly suspect you are in a difficult life situation and this itself is causing your symptoms. This is the commonest single thing that we see in clinical medicine. The normal sensations of a living body are registering as sickness. If I'm wrong, forgive me -- but these testes would pick up anything serious. I'd urge you to hit the gym hard & build quality friendships. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had loose stools and fatigue for several weeks. Also swollen lymph nodes and oral thrush. Mild sore throat. Weight loss. Just started feeling butt bone pain when sitting. I've seen docs and HIV test was neg. Normal CBC. What would you suspect?
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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