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Does Hiv Show Abnormal Complete Blood Counts

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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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Abnormal CBC as an indicator ?

Dear Dr HolodniyApart from the standard and conclusive HIV antibody tests, can an abnormal Complete Blood Count (CBC) haematology test be indicative of an acute or chronic HIV infection ? If indeed, how does HIV affect the CBC ?
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 cell counts are very nonspecific and would not be a good test to determine HIV status. During acute infection, and AIDS, the blood counts Read more »

Abnormalities on routine blood tests from HIV?

Dear Doctor,Would someone hiv infected for a little over a year show any abnormalites on common blood test like CBC, Differential, Thyroid, Sed Rate, etc..Thank you very much for your time.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The most common abnormalities are in the complete blood count, although these are not specific for (unique to) HIV. Whether such changes would show up in a year depends on how each person's Read more »

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 Read more »

More on Blood Test

Recently you answered a question on routine blood tests. You said that a CBC is done which will reveal the types and amounts. Does this include a WBC and RBC? Will a person infected with HIV generally show something abnormal on these tests? If...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Hello again,A complete blood count (CBC) does include a white blood count (WBC) and a red blood count (RBC). A person infected will eventually show some abnormally 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...may not work against it. Get a baseline test. Then test again if your treatment is not keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

..., Bone Disease , Lipodystrophy , Exercise , Nutrition , Caring for your Heart , Smoking ,and Understanding Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry . Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Thrombocytopenia (lack of platelets) is a rare complication of HIV, and may occur with many other conditions. Well, according to my CBC (complete blood count) I have 284 x 10^9/L platelets in my blood (the normal interval is 136 - 343 x 10^9/L),... Read more »

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 »

Just got tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...believe that it might be ARS and it is killing me. I am still very worried. Does anyone have any information on whether a CBC (complete blood count test) would show any abnormalities in my white blood cell count at such an early state. My last... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex and I am unaware... Read more »