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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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Blood count and HIV

What is the relationship between blood count and HIV.Can an HIV infected person has a normal bllod count i.e between 4000 and 11000
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
yes they can. Read more »

can i be hiv positive and still have a high white blood count?

I am a straight recovering sex addictwho has had fiascos with prostitutes and one night stands (99% protected). Last month i came down with a terrible 'virus' that included coughing, mucus, nausea, diareahha, puking, and weight loss. This has lasted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,To answer your initial hypothetical question: "Can I be HIV positive and still have a high white blood cell count?" Yes, it's possible. As for your HIV risk, if 99% of your "fiascos" were Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a complete blood count with a differential well over 8 months after a possible exposure and there are no indications of any abnormal...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...A complete blood count with a differential looks at the white blood cells (used to fight off infections), red cells (used to carry oxygen), and platelets Read more »

Blood Count problems, Anaemia and HIV

Hello Dr.I'm a big fan of your site and of the work you do yo help others. I wonder if you can help me somewhat. I had a HIV test 5 months and at 9 months after unprotective sex and they were clear. I also had one at one year but that GP never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...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 first... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...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 responding to... Read more »
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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 »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »

Please Read (how long to seroconvert)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please forgive me for using this forum prematurely, but I really need some help. My problem is that I've been exposed and having symptoms. Lost alot of weight, coated tongue, body pains, and just feeling awful all day. I've been posting on the "Am i... Read more »

Neg at 8.5 wks but low "normal" white blood count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...about the 3.5 week mark but have worried myself sick ever since my partner tested poz and have scoured the web for symptoms of HIV. My doc seems to think my illness could be stress related. Just wondered what my chances are at 8.5 wks? Also had a... Read more »