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Cbc Helps Doctors To Know If There Is Hiv

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Frustarion of feeling unhealthy and not knowing what my CBC really means!

Dear Doctor, I am a 38 year old male, living in Germany diagnosed with Hiv in late 2009(cd4 208)! I am on Atripla however over the course of my treatment I have been unable to gain weigh and Normally always very weak, soar, and recently beginning to...
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
Well your leuckocyte (total white blood cell, WBC) count and neutrophil count are slightly low. But that is not likely to account for your symptoms. Other than your CD4 count/percent, your blood counts are fine. I am not sure what the Thro level is.... Read more »

cbc test normal. does that mean my hiv status neg?

Hey, i was having some symptoms, swollen lymphs and thats really about it, just in the neck and... Read more »

CBC and HIV

If a CBC cant rule out nor suggest possible HIV why is it that when you are hiv positive they... Read more »
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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 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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cbc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
if your cbc was perfect 4 weeks after possible exposure and then you test negative as well for hiv but feeling all kinds of symptoms you name them i got them does this look good or bad just want an opinion from the experienced ?
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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 »