Abnormal CBC as an indicator ?
Jan 13, 2002
Dear Dr Holodniy
Apart from the standard and conclusive HIV antibody tests, can an abnormal Complete Blood Count (CBC) haematology test be indicative of an acute or chronic HIV infection ? If indeed, how does HIV affect the CBC ?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Blood cell counts are very nonspecific and would not be a good test to determine HIV status. During acute infection, and AIDS, the blood counts can be below normal levels. During HIV infection, a variety of variables including medications and concomitant illnesses can also cause blood counts to go down.
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