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Author Topic: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!  (Read 866 times)

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Offline Tylerwarrenc

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I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:00:52 PM »
Is this a bad thing? The person who sent me to get the labs said I didn't have to fast if I didn't want too. However the place I got the labs said i needed too, and I didn't but so I would not have to reschedule I just told them I did fast. Is this going to be a problem?  :-[

Offline tednlou2

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 04:43:17 PM »
I've never fasted and I would bet 99.9% here don't either.  If they were checking your lipids or wanted a fasting glucose, then your results (for lipid and glucose) may be skewed.  I actually forgot to fast for my lipid lab and the results were basically the same as when I fasted, but I digress. 

For CD4 and vl, I have never been told to fast and have never read that anywhere-- except someone posted here once that you get better labs for CD4 and vl, when you fast.  Never heard that again.  You didn't screw up your labs for CD4 and vl by not fasting.  There may have been other things they were checking, where you needed to fast. 

Offline Jeff G

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 04:51:26 PM »
Yep ... fasting or not will not effect cd4 counts or viral load and if it does I'm in trouble because I never fast for those labs . I also refuse to not drink my normal whole pot of back coffee in the morning before I leave the house and that includes having my labs done . I told my doctor and she said she would take it under consideration when she interpreted my labs .

I would fast for certain labs and test when necessary  . I'm having a colonoscopy next week and I will cut them a break and fast for that, its the polite thing to do .  ;) 

Offline drewm

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 05:58:18 PM »
I concur with the previous posts. I have to fast because of lipids but not for CD4 or VL. When you talk to your doc, ask him/her if they want you yo fast next time.
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline mecch

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 06:54:44 PM »
My doctor tells me to fast and its for all the other things that are being tested besides cd4 viral load etc.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 07:51:01 PM »
Hi,


I never had to fast for HIV labs.  The only time fasting was required is when a lipid panel was done.  Don't worry about it !.  :)

Next time your in the doctors office, ( or when you discuss these labs) ask him when should you have to fast for labs, and mention to him that you did not fast for those labs.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

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Offline zach

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Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 09:15:43 PM »
yeah man, i fast and chant for three nights, get blinding stoned, break fast with apple juice and go piss in their cup

 


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