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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...diagnosis and treatment the affects of anemia can be greatly reduced. Anemia is usually diagnosed by measuring HGB and 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 be about 12 grams per deciliter (g/dL) -- a HGB level of less than 6.5 g/dL is...
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Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly what I'm saying! As I've stated many times before, if Read more »

The kidneys

I was just reading a question to you about kidney issues. I was wondering what the signs of problems are. I've read one sign is if your urine gets really foamy. I've only noticed my urine a little bit foamy when I first pee in the morning or when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Key indicators of kidney problems in the setting of HIV Infection include abnormal blood tests (increases in Creatinine and BUN levels and decrease in calculated GFR). Protein or glucose in the urine are also signs of problems. Read more »

Normal CBC Results Over Ten Year Period?

Hello,I have had CBC with diff labs done three times over the last ten years (one 10 yrs ago, one five yrs ago, and one a few months ago). All results have been normal and my blood levels are very similar over the last ten years. If I were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,My medical opinion is that CBCs (complete blood counts) are not surrogate HIV tests! They have no predictive value for diagnosing HIV seropositivity, nor should anyone try to presume their HIV status based 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 both neutropenia and lymphopenia. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...least two classes. Combining HIV drugs is the best way to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood ( viral load ). Baseline Blood Tests Before you start HIV treatment, your health care provider should have you take a number of blood tests.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
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Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent Read more »

Oraquick...from last post...forgot the story

Posted by david2008, 4 Replies
...later the military said "hey, we need you to come back and have more blood taken. There was something wrong with some of the blood tests". That was all they told him at that point. A week later he wnet back to be tested again and that is when... Read more »

Interesting experience

Posted by ScotCharles, 5 Replies
...A few days ago I went to see my HIV specialist in Hollywood. His offices are in an HIV speciality hospital in West Ho/Silver Lake; it is a small facility just off Read more »

blood work results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...within normal ranges and i had no signs of iron deficiency. i had several unsafe sex acts with women ,i have shown no signs of hiv but if there was any doubt would not have my blood count been off to some degree. Read more »