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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