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

Table of Contents 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 caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Question about my HIV counts

Hi, I have been HIV positive since 1999, since then I pretty consistant with my counts. I just had gotten my blood drawn and my counts were CD4: 458, CD8: 528, and my viral load has been undetectable. I am wondering if that is "good" or if...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is excellent and indicates a well preserved immune system. If you are not on therapy, there is no need to start as your body is handling the virus quite well on its own. All you need to do is keep healthy, avoid any risk behaviour that may... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV, my counts are follows ... confused

hi, I have been diagonsed with HIv an have for 6 months. I have had 2 tests, and the following came back. I live and work in Asia so really have to look after myself here with private hostpitals and tell them the test that i need done and pay per...
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 currently have a normal WBC count, and a normal CD4 count and percentage. Your HIV viral load is high (usually anything > 100,000 is considered high). If you can afford it and get it, I would have your other blood counts (platelets,... Read more »

Can I clear Hepc without affecting HIV counts?

Dear Doctors,I have recently been diagnosed with HIV and Hep C. I contracted them through intraveneous drug use sometime Last Year as my August HIV test was negative and my October test was positive. My most recent lab work has my CD4 count at 728...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It appears that you were certainly recently infected with HIV. It is not clear if you also were infected with HCV at the same time. I only mention that since treatment of hepatitis C early after infection has a much higher chance of success than... Read more »

HIV cell counts

I have been positive since 1991, maybe earlier. My current CD4 count is 594. My CD3 count is 3034, and my CD8 count is 2401. Is that a little high? Am I getting better and finally getting this under control? I take Mepron, Sustiva, Epivir,one...
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
An elevated CD8 count is a normal reaction to HIV infection. CD8 cells are the main cell that helps contain HIV. So, your elevated count is actually a good thing.... Read more »
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HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

25 Years And Counting

Posted by iam1, 2 Replies
It was 25 years ago today that I got the result back from my first and only HIV test. After a week waiting period I went back to AID Atlanta. The nice person took me back into one of 2 rooms and started by telling me "I'm sorry, but...." I said... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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