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i dont understand!!
      #195212 - 06/08/06 10:01 PM

Recently my boyfriend went in for blood work as he was born with a heart murmer and had been having more heart palpitations than usual. The doctor did blood work and called him back in for another appointment- during this appointment the doctor told him that he found some abnormalties in the blood and thinks an HIV test should be taken.

I'm confused.
I thought that standard blood tests don't show any of that stuff? Someone explain!!

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      #195214 - 06/08/06 10:07 PM

if HIV progresses untreated long enough it WILL make a mess you normal blood work, it cant be detected or diagnosed with a normal bloodwork, but if left untreated and it progressively worsens, it will affect the normal bloodwork....doc probably sees abnormal levels of WBC's, and/or platelets,etc. an HIV test is the only way to diagnose and rule out or rule in , HIV.

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