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Lab Values For HIV/AIDS Infected Person

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Normal Laboratory Values

Important Notes Each commercial laboratory has its own set of"normal" values, called "Normal Range" or"Reference Range" on your lab report. These valuesdepend on the equipment or method used. Compare your results tothe range shown on your lab report. Results that are "outof range" may not represent a problem. Your test resultscan be affected by several factors, including your age or gender,if you are pregnant, the time of day when the sample was...
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Normal Lab Values

My daughter was dx with Hep C and HIV positive on 4/2008. Her first labs were CD4-471 and Viral Load 38,000. What are normal values for a person non infected and what are the values when treatment should be considered. How often should values be...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A normal CD4 count for people without HIV infection is between about 500-1500. Her HIV viral load is in the moderate range, the range being about 50 to 1 million. In general, we consider HIV treatment for anyone with a CD4 count < 350, or if >... Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your test result at six months of "0.11" is "nonreactive." That means you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term... Read more »

Lab values

Can you please tell First what lab work do you look at for my Hiv and what are the Normal values. and how often I need to do them Thank you...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
When people are diagnosed with HIV infection, a number of lab tests are ordered including, t cell subsets, HIV viral load, blood cell counts, liver and kidney function tests, and hepatitis virus testing.... Read more »

Initial Lab Values

My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV. His initial lab values were: VL 10,000 and CD4 528. His pcp said that if she were him she would start on an antibiotic but suggests that he discuss that with the infectious disease doctor. What are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Most experts would not recommend starting HIV meds with those kinds of CD4 and VL counts. The immune system is still in pretty good shape. I am not sure what the antibiotic would be in this case. People with AIDS (<200 CD4 cells) require... Read more »
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HIV seronegativity in persons with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.aegis.com/pubs/aidsline/1998/dec/m98c1584.html
"...:clinical and laboratory results from 8 cases, North America, 1995-1997.
Sullivan P,Koch W,Do AN etc;Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, Atlanta,GA,USA
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How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »

Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person.
HIV can enter the body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the... Read more »