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Hiv Lab Work

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HIV Lab Work

Ok, so ive had hiv for approx 3 years now , and i just got my latest blood work yesterday with 8 areas out of normal range and i would like to know if you think if my time to start taking meds is becoming close Cd4 is at 504 ( was at 700 3 months...
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
From purely an HIV standpoint, you are in pretty good shape. You don't indicate what the prior CD4% was, but assuming it was around 28%, your change in absolute CD4 count from 700 to 504 is likely not significant, as the CD4 percent is a more... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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University of Central Florida

UCF Research Re-Awakens Old Genes to Help in Fight Against HIV

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Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can someone clarify this issue to me in regard to the viral load and why a Lab blood work can not be used... Read more »


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Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, almost passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood... Read more »

CD-4 lab work back

Posted by shannon, 5 Replies
Well, we were feeling all rosy over here, but this morning we got David's Cd-4 count and it is 242. That's much lower than we had sort of psyched ourselves up for and the folks at the clinic are going to hook him up with meds as soon as they can... Read more »

My First Labs: Please Share Your Thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
This site has helped me so much. Please help me work through the following. Those of you who dont mind so many questions. This is all new to me:

I recently tested positive for HIV and I believe the seroconversion happened within a year. I recently... Read more »