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Can A Cbc Give A Hint About Hiv

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Hints of HIV in a CBC

I have been homosexually active (safer sex) for about 15 years but have never been tested for HIV. Recently I developed shingles on the face associated with painless swollen lymph nodes in the armpits. A CBC returned normal parameters. In these...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A CBC does not measure T cells, including T helper cells (CD4+ cells) -- you need a lymphocyte subsets blood test for that. Often, people with HIV will be somewhat anemic, with lower than normal total white blood cell and total lymphocyte counts.... Read more »

Can a CBC checking elevated liver enzymes help hint towards hcv?

Hello Dr. Taylor, I have been having some unexplained stomach problems, fatigue, back pain, and... Read more »

Hints from Heloise

Dear Dr. Bob,My boyfriend has recently been diagnosed as being HIV positive. Besides practicing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Chlamydia Increase May Hint at HIV Rise

A recent doubling of chlamydia in Australia portends a spike in HIV cases, health officials have warned. "The concern is that if we see a condition like chlamydia on the rise, that indicates that there's a lot of unsafe sexual practices occurring... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sweden Pushes Condom Use as Study Hints Risky Sex Common

Sweden has launched a campaign to halve new HIV infections by 2016 -- just as a new study finds a disconnect between Swedish youths' sexual behavior and their perception of risk. In an online poll of 4,714 Swedes ages 15-24, just over half... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nonscientific" Count of Condoms Found in Swaziland Sewage Plant Hints at Increased Use

A "nonscientific" count of condoms found in the filters at the Ngwane Park sewage pumping facility outside Manzini, Swaziland, hints at an increase in usage of the contraceptive, IRIN/Reuters AlertNet reports. "Condom use has gone up 50% this past... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Working in Health Care Can Be Risky, Study Hints

Health care workers are more likely to die of blood-borne infections and related illnesses than people in other occupations, according to a new CDC study. However, the researchers warned that previous studies suggest most were non-occupational... Read more »
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CBC indications?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that you cannot confirm or rule out HIV infection by a CBC alone. But would something on a CBC during seroconversion give you a hint of possible seroconversion? If so, what would that indicator be? Thanks for your help.

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ARS/HIV and CBC - ?????

Posted by Anonymous
I know that HIV test is needed to tell whether someone is really infected. However, my question is this. If somebody has what he thinks are symptoms of HIV due to a 2.5 month old exposure, would this have any bearing on his CBC (complete blood... Read more »

HIV and CBC - to Jackie_Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all, especially Jackie_Blue since you are so helpful and knowing.

If somebody who thinks he's still having ARS for nearly 2 months now (started 6 weeks after the exposure), or probably symptoms of HIV/neurological complications (I have like a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If someone was expierencing what they thought to be early symptoms of HIV, would a CBC show anything abnormal? And even after ARS say within the first year without meds, would a CBC show anything abnormal? Thanks.

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