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What do I look for in Labs?
Oct 26, 2010

Was just recently diagnosed (yesterday) and had my Lab work done today. About 9 tubes?!?! What is it that i should be looking for when my results come back in and how often will i have to have these "labs"?

Response from Dr. Henry

There is a whole section in the Body website for persons newly diagnosed HIV+ (http://www.thebody.com/content/art49985.html) which I recommend.

The key labs are the CD4 (T-helper) cell count (ideally > 350-500) and your HIV level (the lower the better). Blood work often repeated every 3-6 months depending on the situation.

KH



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