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CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS
      #157535 - 07/20/05 04:43 PM

Can anyone tell me if a CBC (Complete Blood Count) measures your CD4 (T-Cell Count). IF someone were to have AIDS, what does a CBC tell you (what information does it give out).

Also, what is the time frame from contracting HIV then it developing it into AIDS? I have read that a healthy individual has between 500-1500 CD4 cells and that if you are infected with HIV, it usually goes down by about 50-100 each year.

Any comments would be appreciated

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Re: CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS new
      #157538 - 07/20/05 06:23 PM

This is what is involved in a CBC

http://www.lymphomation.org/CBC-blood-counts.htm

The average time between infection and AIDS is about 10 years.

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Re: CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS new
      #157541 - 07/20/05 06:41 PM

No CBC's do Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, WBC, RBC and a few other values.


Viral Load and CD4, etc are a specific test.


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Re: CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS new
      #157545 - 07/20/05 07:37 PM

10 years? Thats not long. How come reports are saying that people with HIV can live an average life expectancy if they are diagnosed with AIDS after 10 years. How long can one live with AIDS?

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Re: CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS new
      #157553 - 07/20/05 09:05 PM

Sorry forgot to add that is without medical treatment. With medical treatment people are living with HIV for over 20 years

So to make it clear....Without medical treatment a person can advance to an AIDS diagonsis in around 10 years. With medical care that can be a lot longer. However that's also not taking into account the life expectancy after a person is diganosised with AIDS. Especially if they are under medical care.


Oh ...a CBC does check the WBC and Tcells are a subset of the WBC. However a Tcell count tells you NOTHING about if you are or aren't infected. Doesn't even give a hint. Only a test for HIV can do that.


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      #157577 - 07/21/05 07:26 AM

One important note. 10 years from infection to AIDS is a statistical average. 2 to 20 is a range which is considered "normal". 10 years just happens to be the average when you take all the figures and boil them down together. The virus behaves a little differently in everyone. Even if a person progresses faster than the average, it doesn't necessarily mean they have a weak immune system. It may indicate that the virus' proteins happen to be a good match for the proteins surrounding the host's T4 helper cells (allowing the virus to replicate more quickly than "average").

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