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Do Complete Blood Counts Include Hiv Testing

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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 health
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HIV tests and Full Blood Counts

hi doctor frascino,i would just like to say that your work here is marvellous and REALLY helpful!a couple of months back (in late May)i had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with someone (whose sexual history i know nothing about).i have only had sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A Complete Blood Count (CBC) cannot detect HIV infection. Only an HIV-specific blood test can do that. Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk Read more »

My first doctor visit after testing positive

I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected 12/08. From what I observed in his waiting room on past visits I doubt his patient demographics include many HIV+ folks. What do I want to make sure he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would recommend the following baseline tests:1.Complete blood count (CBC)2.Comprehensive chemistry panel3.Hepatitis screening for A, B and C4.STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.)5.Tuberculosis Read more »

CBC test - Warning flag for HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky, Hi. I have a 3-part question: I am curious, would a abnormalCBC test result (red & white blood cell count, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flagfor possible HIV infection? In regards to "symptoms" of HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...result (red & white blood cellcount, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flag for possibleHIV infection?"A CBC (Complete Blood Count) is a very general series of tests that looks ata persons overall health. Having an abnormal... 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 »
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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 the complete Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels for women should... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests I ) HIV Illness How HIV is... 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 »

CBC test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected vaginal intercourse (giving) about 3 years ago. I recently had a complete blood count (CBC) test done. Would any indication of being positive for HIV, be evident in the CBC test? Read more »

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 Read more »

Very Frustrating!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...painful swollen glands that appeared for the first time in my life after a potentially very risky encounter really say possible HIV, I realize that. That being said I have tested negative with an Elisa at 5.5 months and a pcr DNA at 5 months.... Read more »