What tests are performed following the initial diagnosis of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Baseline studies for other infections that are important in the initial workup of a patient with newly diagnosed HIV infection include the following:

  • Purified protein derivative (PPD) skin testing for tuberculosis

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing

  • Syphilis testing

  • Rapid amplification testing for gonococcal and chlamydial infection

  • Hepatitis A, B, and C serology

  • Anti-Toxoplasma antibody

  • Ophthalmologic examination


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