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Can Hiv Anti-bodies Show Up In A Cbc After Ten Years

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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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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 anyone try to presume their HIV status based on normal or even abnormal CBC... Read more »

Ten Years For Ten Years

UPDATE Why is losing your 10 years of sobriety for survival a bad thing? Im the HIVer who wrote to you back in November 2006 asking if turning to meth use to combat fatigue was ok. I was ten years clean and sober and no I have no regrets. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Eric,You can count me among those who are disappointed in your decision to start abusing methamphetamines again. And if you could be truly honest with yourself, I would bet you disappointed yourself as well!Your logic for using again is faulty... Read more »

Decrease in HIV Anti-bodies also?

I'm starting a new job, and my employer's insurance carrier requires anaids test. I've been poz for about ten years, but havehad an "undetectable" viral load for almost a year and a half. (Note, Iwould *never* consider...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The test you would have as a part of the insurance evaluation would be astandard HIV serology (ELISA and Western Blot), which tests forantibodies. Even with an undetectable viral load, you would still havea positive serology.If you test positive,... Read more »

"is ten years too late " follow up. Good news!

Hey Doc Bob. Just wanted to thank you for your help with my question "is hiv test still accurate ten years after an exposure." I went in to my doctors office and he agreed with your assesment that i would still be making anti-bodies if i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,WOO-HOO and congratulations!I'm glad your doctor agreed with my assessment. I think he will also agree with my subsequent advice as well: Wear sunscreen!!!!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Is ten years too late?

Posted by matt367, 2 Replies
Hello.. This is scary!! I found out that somebody from my past is very very sick. I have not been able to find out what she is sick with and am praying for her. But also i am worried because after we started dating (ten years ago) I had very bad... Read more »

Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

CBC Test

Posted by Jennm, 5 Replies
Hello,i just have a question about the CBC blood work. Somebody brought up to me that when they tested positive their complete blood work panel was thrown off, which prompted an HIV test. I am wondering if anybody else has gotten back irregular... Read more »

CBC after 12 years

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anyone else out there who has been infected for 10+ years who is not requiring meds and has a been getting CBC results well within the normal ranges (ie: RBC, WBC, etc..)? Please share. Read more »