Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 28, 2014, 07:44:06 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 24072
  • Latest: Esfesf
  • Total Posts: 647682
  • Total Topics: 49360
  • Online Today: 157
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 131
Total: 134


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

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

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tylerwarrenc

  • Member
  • Posts: 9
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

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,054
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

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 12,830
  • How am I doing Beren ?
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

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,169
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


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

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,078
  • red pill? or blue pill?
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.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,260
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: I did NOT fast for my first hiv labs!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 07:51:01 PM »

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.

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






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.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

 62 years young.

Offline zach

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,829
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


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.