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Abnormal Blood Test Results And Hiv

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Abnormalities on routine blood tests from HIV?

Dear Doctor,Would someone hiv infected for a little over a year show any abnormalites on common blood test like CBC, Differential, Thyroid, Sed Rate, etc..Thank you very much for your time.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The most common abnormalities are in the complete blood count, although these are not specific for (unique to) HIV. Whether such changes would show Read more »

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and... Read more »

HIV test results (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

I tested positive in 2005 for anti hiv 1 and 2. The supplemental HIV 1 and 2 were negative as were... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...health status, how wellorgans like the liver and kidneys are working, and whether you may beexperiencing drug side effects. Abnormal results can indicate a problem thatneeds to be addressed. Important chem screen tests include: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and to determine if you need to make changes to your HIV treatmentregimen. CD4 Cell Test The CD4 cell test is a simple blood test ordered by your health careprovider. When you first start receiving care for HIV, you should get a"baseline"... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...again and to not make therapy decisions from any one test result. Complete Blood Count (CBC) The CBC is the most common blood test that doctors order. It checks levels of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Generally, even... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent Read more »

Bloody semen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that my viral load had increased to 180K and my CD4 count had dropped from 380 to 330. She asked that I come in for another blood test. The results of that test were lost, so two weeks later, I was tested again. Two weeks later, my doctor told... Read more »

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...showing a conclusive response. I was told to return next week for further repeat testing and for the additional viral load blood test. My question is: For those of us who are in a relationship with someone who is HIV positive are we more... Read more »