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Hiv Lab Results Reading

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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 »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and... Read more »

initial lab results and starting atripla

12 weeks ago i was dx'd with shingles. I later tested pos. for hiv with initial cd4 344 and a vl... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...designed to determine if a new drug or vaccine is safe and effective in humans. (Scientists first study the drug or vaccine in laboratory animals to be sure that it is safe enough to begin testing in humans.) Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? ... 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 »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...safely and effectively. It alerts the doctor about types of patients who need close observation and offers guidelines about any laboratory tests that should be performed before the medicine is taken or during the time it is in use (e.g., lab... Read more »
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HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications Read more »
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my first lab results

Posted by bluewindow, 3 Replies
...wanted to ask if there is any alternative ways besides medication to help you keep the CD4 numbers high and the VL low. I ve been reading here about herbal treatment but i have no idea if it is appropriate to start anything at this point. My... Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
...i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus the result came back with lab corp tests panel Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

Read this re: Understanding Your Lab

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Suggested reading of the post titled: "Elisa/Western vs VL / CD4" posted in Understanding Your Labs" on July 14. Another example that points out Read more »