|HIV even though Blood Work is Norma.
May 8, 2007
My friend believes that if he was positive it would show up in his complete blood work; something in his blood would indicate that there is something wrong needing further tests. Therefore, he refuses to get a HIV antibody test. Im positive, but right now a non progressor. I told him that my blood is normal, but I have the disease. He says that my situation is different in that the disease, for now, isnt progressing. I say he is wrong and the virus may be in you even if the blood work comes back normal. What is the correct answer? Thanks
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Your friend is dangerously wrong. Normal diagnostic labs prove nothing with regard to HIV; it's entirely possible to have normal blood work and HIV.
The only way to definitively know if you have (or have not) HIV is to get HIV antibody testing. BY
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