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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

surgery

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when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work

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freaking terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hey guys.

Just wondering...I know everyone is going to say "Only the HIV test will tell what is going on". but i am curious i had other routine blood work done, the cd4, thyroid, and all that jazz, and everything was normal. Is it true that if I had... Read more »

To John and "my story"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so sorry that you guys are going through such a tough time. I was wondering if either of you have ever tested for Leukemia or other blood disorders? Maybe it's not HIV but something else and because you guys have been obsessed with HIV you... Read more »
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Trends in hematology and metabolic profiles of HIV infected patients

Dr. Holodniy,Is it true that most HIV infected people will tend to have lower than normal white blood cell counts, high immunoglobulin serum (IGG, IGA and IGM)levels and a moderate to high sed rate? I know that T cell subsets are the most important...
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
All the abnormalities you describe can occur during HIV infection. None can be used as surrogate lab markers for HIV infection.... Read more »

ITP - Hematology

Dear Dr. Frascino,Positive since 1985 at least. Began HAART 1997 with AZT, 3TC, & Crixivan. VL 5500, T 475, 29. Within 6 weeks went undectable immediately. On April 1, I halted therapy because I was tired of taking pills. Poor excuse, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cloud 9,Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) is relatively common during the course of HIV infection. In a recent study, Sullivan and colleagues evaluated the 1-year incidence of thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than 50,000/mm3) in a... Read more »

Blood Chemistry and Hematology

My problem began about three weeks ago. I came down with a cold and an upper respiratory infection. I was on ananti-biotic for 10 days, and the problem disappeared. The symptoms showed up again a week later, but more violently. Iswitched...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
A high white blood cell count is common when you have an acute infection. Sometimes the percentage of lymphocytes can be low because you develop a predominance of neutrophils (a different kind of white blood cell) in response to the infection, so... Read more »

peg mono vs. peg combo on hematology

I tried peg-mono roche study but platlets kept going to low.Will peg-combo reduce them more or less?...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
I think you mean if the side effect of decrease in platelets is similar with the two pegs?This side effect is similar,around 5%.It may be more prominent if the patient has more advanced liver disease or if the therapy is given for longer duration.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

The current study describes the prevalence of anemia, a common hematologic abnormality that can significantly impact clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL), in several populations of patients with HIV. Specifically, P.S. Belperio and colleagues... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Incarcerated Women

HIV infection among incarcerated women has become a hidden epidemic in the United States. Factors that contribute to this epidemic include an increase of over 500% in the absolute number of women incarcerated in 1999 compared to 1980, and a higher... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Sacks Health Officials After Baby Infected With HIV

Responding to the case of an infant who was infected by a blood transfusion at Lagos University Teaching Hospital earlier this year, the Nigerian government on Wednesday fired the hospital's chief medical director, chief medical laboratory scientist... Read more »
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HIV Frontlines: The Doctor Who Cured HIV

Gero Hütter, M.D. This isn't another story about the "Berlin patient" -- a.k.a. Timothy Brown, the first, and to date the only, man who's ever been considered "cured" of his HIV infection. His story has been told many times, in many ways, and... Read more »