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Does A Cbc Helps Doctors To Know If Someone Is Hiv Positive

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CBC Results Normal after one year of possible HIV exposition?

I am a male of 16 years and I had a possible exposition of HIV, one year ago. Recently, I had a CBC made for the college. And the results were pretty normal: WBC 7.1, RBC 5.55, HTC 47.9, PLT 229, LYMPH% 43%. My question is: With this results, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,CBC (complete blood count) tests cannot be used to diagnose HIV disease. The only way to diagnose HIV disease is to get a specific Read more »

This fluffernutter is back!

Hello Dr. Bob. I admire you very much and you've helped me through a lot. However, I have a... 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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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Tests for Transgender Persons on Hormone Therapy Baseline Tests Follow-Up Tests Performed Complete blood count (CBC) Intermittently Liver panel (hepatic aminotransferase levels) At 3, 6, and 12 months, then annually if using oral... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...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 with you about how often... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...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 be about 12 grams per... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

questions about symptoms

Posted by lion355, 2 Replies
...Everywhere I read it says an early symptom of HIV is swollen lymph nodes. Is it only an early symptom of HIV or is it also a symptom of someone who's had HIV for some time, possibly Read more »

hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...rash.. no urgency, frequency or dysuria.. no discharge.. no fever.. no lymphadenopathy.. 4 weeks later.. I went to my doctor.. CBC, chemistry, hepatitis serology and urine stick were all normal.. The pain continued.. at 6 weeks I begun to... Read more »

Anxiety About Not Knowing

Posted by Hopeful43, 1 Reply
...in the cold) that the doctor says is probably because my breathing passages are still a bit irritated from earlier. Another CBC on January 28 showed my liver function back to normal and my lymphs back down to 43.4 (still out of normal range of... Read more »