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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 Read more »

Recently diagnosed HIV+, CBC normal, waiting for CD4

I started feeling sick about 2-3 weeks ago with what I thought was a bad sinus infection. My fever... Read more »

Hiv denialists. CBC

I have studied very carefully the claims of hiv denialists and their opponents. It is clear to me... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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HIV and CBC - to Jackie_Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 motor in my stomach producing fine internal tremor, vigorous and chaotic... Read more »

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 Read more »

CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone tell me if a CBC (Complete Blood Count) measures your CD4 (T-Cell Count). IF someone were to have AIDS, what does a CBC tell you (what information does it give out). Also, what is the time frame from contracting HIV then it developing Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nervous that they may have messed up at the lab. Thanks for any responses. WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF? Also, if one has HIV for say 6-8 years, would they stop producing antibodies so they wouldn't appear in a test? Read more »