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The Well Project

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

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your
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CBC (Complete Blood Count)

Dear Doc, Since we don't have facilties to conduct CD4 counts here in our place... I'm wondering if CBC (Complete Blood Count) could be of any help in "at least" determining the status of a a risky person. What are the figures which are useful in...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The CBC holds clues to the possibility of HIV infection, but none are absolutely diagnostic. HIV+ people usually have leukopenia, with both neutropenia and lymphopenia. Read more »

CBC and tests for aids

I would like to know if a complete blood count (CBC) can or cannot indicate aHIV+ or - result?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...used to determine if a person has HIV or not, aretests specifically designed to detect HIV infection. Other tests like CBC's(Complete Blood Counts), Blood Chemistry Tests, etc. cannot be used todetermine if a person has HIV or not. For further... Read more »

Complete Blood Count

I have recently received a copy of my lab test. The test was taken when I was not on any HIV medication. I am concerned about the results indicating a low white cell count 2.7K/uL; Hemoglobin 11.5g/dL; and, Hematocrit 35.3%. I am now on a HAART...
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
...blood counts, or that this has been a consistent finding over time. You also don't indicate where you are on the spectrum of HIV infection (CD4 counts, etc). Many factors can affect blood counts. There are also many HIV meds that do not affect... Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a complete blood count with a differential well over 8 months after a possible exposure and there are no indications of any abnormal...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...A complete blood count with a differential looks at the white blood cells (used to fight off infections), red cells (used to carry oxygen), and platelets Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...health care provider will use to see what the virus is doing in (and to) your body. Your HIV specialist will also give you complete blood count test to check your overall numbers. For a complete list of tests you may want to get when you're... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

..., Bone Disease , Lipodystrophy , Exercise , Nutrition , Caring for your Heart , Smoking ,and Understanding Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry . Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...treatments, even if you do not plan to start HIV treatment for a while. Other tests to check your overall health: These include complete blood count (CBC), chemistry screen, lipid profile, and glucose. Your health care provider should talk... Read more »
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Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I had a Complete Blood Count done for a regular physical exam. The results freaked me out, I have a low White Blood Count of 3.8 out of the lab norm of 4.5-11.0. Read more »

aids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi is it possible to not produce any antibodies for hiv in your system, but have aids? Would a complete blood count with low white blood cells be a sign of hiv infection even though testing negative way after 6month period? Thanks and God Read more »

ARS/HIV and CBC - ?????

Posted by Anonymous
...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 count)? Is it likely to be completely normal????? Read more »

white blood cells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does anyone know if it is possible to show a decrease in white blood cells only a few days after hiv infection, or would this occur later? i know that such a decrease can be a result of several infections--does anyone know what Read more »