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The Well Project

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

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that 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 test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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my hiv labs

i need help understandin my labs and what they meanCD4 COUNT:822.CD4%:43.1HIV RNA PCR:118.WBC:8.0HBG:13.1HCT:38.9PLATELETS:216
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
...Your CD4 count and percent are in the normal range and your HIV viral load is very low. The rest of your blood counts are normal. Read more »

Can HIV progress to Aids in 90 Days based on my Labs

I am 26 yr old white female yrs in good health as of yesterday but today I just got my labs back. I was recently co-infected about 60 days ago and all my initial tests/HIV etc have come back negative. I have been stressed out due to this. Also, due...
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
...I don't understand how you know you are HIV infected. Based on what evidence? Read more »

Reading HIV lab report

my CD4, count (u/L) is 431. My cd8, count, QN (/uL) is 1899. There are other numbers as well for CD4/100 cells, QN (%) which is 15 and CD8/100 CELLS, QN (%) which is 65. It's all Greek to me, even after the doctor tried to explain it to me. Can you...
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
...lymphocytes. Your CD4 count is relatively good and your CD8 count is markedly elevated which is a good sign and a normal reaction to HIV infection. Read more »

Hiv+ Lab Results

I originally was diagnosed in 1989 with HIV, My Viral Load has been 4/06 - 76, 8/06 - 206, 12/06 - 204, then undectable 4/07 and 8/07 -then Aug 08 it is now 220. My Viral load jumped from last lab test of 583 to 884. Is this anything to worry...
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
...You don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment and what your CD4 count/percent is and have been, and whether there is any changes. Time is certainly on your side, Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...consult with an expert to interpret the results of resistance assays because such results are often complex (the New York State AIDS Institute's Clinical Education Initiative line is available for phone consultation) . ( AIII ) The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Use Sythethic Protein to Block HIV in Laboratory Experiment

... Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison "report they were able to block HIV infections in the lab with synthetic proteins that prevented the virus from entering healthy cells," according to a study published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Network of Diagnostic Laboratories Needed to Combat HIV/AIDS, U.S., Cambodian Officials Say

...A strong network of diagnostic laboratories is necessary in the fight against AIDS, U.S. and Cambodian officials said on Monday at a weeklong conference on upgrading and improving laboratories in Southeast Asia, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abbott Laboratories Receives Additional FDA Approvals for HIV Test and System

... On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories announced it received two Food and Drug Administration approvals relating to its HIV-1 viral load test. FDA approved the use of smaller blood plasma sample sizes for the diagnostic. The agency also approved an Read more »
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Biology Lab On HIV.Gues who was infected?

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...First day back to college. My first lab for my biology class was today. Take a sick guess what it was on........The spread of HIV. Now take another guess who just happened to get the anonymously infect cup.....That's right I had the cup or the... Read more »

HIV to AIDS?

Posted by unknown2, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I am 19- I had my first lab and my CD4 count was 179. I was told that this is a AIDS diagnosis. I'm so worried. I havent been Read more »

just got my first lab results

Posted by luckyone, 2 Replies
my viral load is 65,700 and my cd4 count is 471 i think my cd4 is ok but my viral load is high wich can cause my cd4 count to drop quickly from my understanding i may start meds and was wondering has anybody had numbers in this range and what was... Read more »

understanding labs online...........

Posted by daisey6205, 1 Reply
...The CD4 count does not always reflect how someone with HIV disease feels and functions. For example, some people with higher counts are ill and have frequent complications, and some people Read more »