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CBC and VL -- ?
      #12515 - 11/19/00 12:42 PM

Prior to testing +, would a "normal" cbc be indicative to a possible "mid-range" -- or -- is their no correlation?

Also, what is deemed as chronic ARS -- in the forum's they seem to use this terminology with defining it...


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Re: CBC and VL -- ? new
      #12603 - 11/20/00 08:16 PM

Check with your specialist. Whether your pre-diagnosis CBC can be used as a median depends upon many factors. Such as, your disease progression at the time of diagnosis, the time between your CBC and diagnosis, and whether your pre-diagnosis CBC is still considered normal post-diagnosis.

Possible ARS terminology:
AIDS reporting system
Autonomously replicating sequence
Aortic reconstructive surgery

I believe Acute retroviral syndrome is the one you're looking for. It can be defined as a combination of flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, sore throat, skin rash, headache, nausea, muscle or joint pain) that accompanies primary (initial) HIV infection or occur shortly after infection. ARS is due to a cellular immune response that takes place before the immune system has had time to produce antibodies.

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