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Can A Hiv Positive Person Have Normal Cbc Results

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells
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Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly what I'm saying! As I've stated many times before, if Read more »

Normal CBC Results Over Ten Year Period?

Hello,I have had CBC with diff labs done three times over the last ten years (one 10 yrs ago, one five yrs ago, and one a few months ago). All results have been normal and my blood levels are very similar over the last ten years. If I were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,My medical opinion is that CBCs (complete blood counts) are not surrogate HIV tests! They have no predictive value for diagnosing HIV seropositivity, nor should Read more »

cbc

Would a person with undiagnosed HIV infection, assuming they were not an elite controller, be likely or unlikely to have a normal CBC eight-and-a-half years after infection took place?
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
...Yes, they can have a normal CBC. Read more »

Hiv denialists. CBC

I have studied very carefully the claims of hiv denialists and their opponents. It is clear to me that the denialists are wrong. What puzzles me is that among the denialists one can find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going on?Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...denialists and their repeatedly disproved cockeyed theories. I'll post a question from the archives below.Question 2. Sorry, CBCs can neither suggest nor rule out HIV infection. For that you'll need an HIV test.Dr. BobWhat you think about Peter... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab Read more »
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Anemia

...it harder to work. This is called having a lower quality of life. HGB levels are measured as part of a complete blood count (CBC). See Fact Sheet 121 for more information on these laboratory tests. HGB is measured as grams per deciliter, the... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that occurs 2-4 weeks after the exposure to the HIV retrovirus (hence the term retroviral), PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE INFECTED. Chances are that you are not. 2-4 weeks is... Read more »

finding out.....

Posted by wonderbread, 3 Replies
...I was taking a chance but never gave it any more thought than that. I have had all the initial testing done and what not. My cbc was 992 and the viral load was almost undetectable. the doctor say that the next time I come in if everything is... Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte percentage was 50% with the lab norm of 20-40%. It has been 1 year since my last HIV exam (which was negative-I have been tested once a year for the past 6 years.) I took an HIV exam the day before I... Read more »

I am tired and stressed...

Posted by tangled_lioness, 2 Replies
...was scared...he was scared. Now three years later I still worry everytime some unexplained symptom appears. The latest...a CBC and Complete Metabolic Panel all of which were within normal limits except the Lymphocytes were low. I have also... Read more »