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Hiv And Complete Blood Count

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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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EXTREMELY HIGH RISK!

Hello Doctor, I'm so glad I found you. I have been so lost. I had a very serious, very extreme situation 9 years ago that involved anal receptive sex with an HIV+ man. Now, 9 years later I decided to FINALLY take an HIV test. I took about 3 oraquick...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Remember nightmares are just scary dreams, not reality!)Your three negative OraQuick Advance oral fluid tests and undetectable HIV PCR DNA are indeed definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. HIV antibody tests are... 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 request a CBC. With a CBC they check for various blood counts, therefore if these blood counts appear somewhat abnormal before an HIV test is done would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope!Complete blood counts are very useful tests for diagnosing many conditions, but HIV is not one of them! For instance, a CBC can be helpful in diagnosing 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 »

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 »
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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 Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...health care provider will use to see what the virus is doing in (and to) your body. Your HIV specialist will also give you complete blood count test to check your overall numbers. For a complete list of tests you may want to get when you're... 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

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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white blood cells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does anyone know if it is possible to show a decrease in white blood cells only a few days after hiv infection, or would this occur later? i know that such a decrease can be a result of several infections--does anyone know what 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 »

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 »

cbc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if your cbc was perfect 4 weeks after possible exposure and then you test negative as well for hiv but feeling all kinds of symptoms you name them i got them does this look good or bad just want an opinion from the experienced Read more »