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Does Complete Blood Count Say About Hiv

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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 »

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 »

Trust me symptoms don't mean hiv

Hey Dr. just wanted to say thank you for all you do for us. as far as all the worry warts out there, myself included, let me be the first to say that symptoms mean absolutely nothing. i have led a very promiscious lifestyle and to this day can't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Congratulations on dodging the HIV bullet. WOO-HOO!Symptoms do not equal HIV disease! As your case demonstrates, they can be, and often are, notoriously unreliable Read more »

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 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 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 »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »