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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

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 and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a percentage. Other laboratory tests are discussed in Fact Sheet 122 and Fact Sheet 123 . All blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the center of large...
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CBC Test; normal after 4 yrs infected

Dr. Holodniy,A friend tested HIV+ 4 years ago. He has chosen to abstain from taking any medications (due to personal reasons). Recently, he took a CBC test and everything showed up as normal. Why is that? Shouldn't his WBC count be a little...
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
Not necessarily.... Read more »

HIV & CBC

Sir, Is there any correlation between HIV infection and complete blood count? If a person has HIV infection..is there any chance that he has "normal" complete blood count? 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
Yes, people with HIV infection can have normal complete blood counts.... Read more »

CBC Test

Will a CBC Test detect an HIV infection, 12 weeks after infection....
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
NO. A CBC only measures the number of white blood cells. It does not detect HIV infection.MH... Read more »

question---- cbc

Dear Dr you have said during acute hiv infection it would be most likely that there would be a low lymp count.my ? is the lymp low or the abs lymp low.should they be both low?could you please cleared this up for me thank you....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
They should both be low.... Read more »
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Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

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 »

CBC and Sed Rate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, All,

I am awaiting results from hiv test-- it will take two weeks from today. In the meantime, I will worry, of course. But I want to ask-- At 8 weeks after possible infection, and again at 11 months after, I had normal sed rate and CBC. I am... Read more »