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Cbc And Hiv

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CBC and HIV

If a CBC cant rule out nor suggest possible HIV why is it that when you are hiv positive they request a CBC. With a CBC they check for various blood counts, therefore if these blood counts appear somewhat abnormal before an HIV test is done would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Complete blood counts are very useful tests for diagnosing many conditions, but HIV is not one of them! For instance, a CBC can be helpful in diagnosing anemia (low red blood cells). However, it does not tell you the cause of the anemia. If... Read more »

Pls help...CBC results for HIV ers.

Dear Dr, I was recently infected (6 months back) but am not on medication as yet. VL 25K with CD4... Read more »

HIV and CBC--please answer ASAP

i know that a CBC cannot diagnose HIV, but i was wondering if it would give a sign for a doctor to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CBC Radio One Examines HIV/AIDS Policy to Soldiers

CBC Radio One's Dispatches examines the U.N.'s policy towards soldiers and HIV/AIDS -- "a controversial challenge" to the future of military peacekeeping, according to the piece, which documents a visit to the U.N. Mission in the African state of... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: People With HIV Encourage Others to Take Their Medication

This article was reported by CBC News Edmonton . CBC News Edmonton reported that a new video produced by Megan Lefebvre, a PhD candidate with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, features positive stories... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: Mobile App a High-Tech Approach to Teaching Safe Sex

This article was reported by CBC News Saskatoon . CBC News Saskatoon reported that a new smartphone application called Keep It Safe, created by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, will launch later this month in an effort to get safe sex... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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... Read more »
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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 »

CBC

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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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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