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CBC and tests for aids

Aug 28, 1997

I would like to know if a complete blood count (CBC) can or cannot indicate a HIV+ or - result?

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

The only tests that can be used to determine if a person has HIV or not, are tests specifically designed to detect HIV infection. Other tests like CBC's (Complete Blood Counts), Blood Chemistry Tests, etc. cannot be used to determine if a person has HIV or not.

For further information on this issue, please see the post, "Blood Chemistry."

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).

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