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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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White blood count low

my son is hiv positive and his white blood count is 28 what does this mean
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
...It depends on what specific white blood cell you are referring to. For instance, a total white blood count of 28 (usually meaning 28,000) would be considered very high and a T helper lymphocyte count (CD4 count) of 28 would be considered Read more »

cd4 count

I had hiv since i was born in 85 i was on medicine all my life last year i decided to stop my medicine because i was doing really well i recently had my cd4 count done it is 24 and my viral load is sky high i started new medicine treatment how long...
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
...In general, the lower the CD4 count is when treatment is started the longer it may take to see significant increases. You don't indicate what your CD4 count Read more »

Does cortisone/prednisone depress your CD4 count?

I was on sustiva for years and developed Addison's Disease last year. I switched to Reyataz, Truvada and Norvir. My viral load is undetectable but my CD4 count can't get above 100. I reduced my cortisone regimin 25 mg to 12.5 mg to 5 mg. Is there...
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
...of steroids and should not be negatively affecting your CD4 count. Your HIV med combination should also not be affecting your blood counts or your CD4 count. Although it can be tried, changing your HIV regimen to something else or adding another... Read more »

Confused about labs

My daughter was diagnosed with HIV about 5 years ago. She has recently come to live with my husband and myself. We are helping her with medical care. This a very basic question but I am really trying to understand all of this..... When they draw her...
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
...much the immune system has been affected by HIV infection). There are other tests that could be referred to as 'counts" like a blood count as well. HIV infection becomes AIDS when the CD4 count is < 200 or the percent is < 14%. That is when the... Read more »
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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 syphilis and with 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 »
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 CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects Read more »
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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 »

question about cbc

Posted by chrisbadmushroom
...does any one know if a high with blood count could happen in the early stages of hiv or would those values always be lower and high eosinphical white cell elevated also if Read more »

Question for AIDS dissidents

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...HIV/AIDS...just very intrigued by the disease) that, in general, those that adhere to their HIV medication regimen usually have good blood counts (normal CD4s, relatively low viral load, and WBCs in the normal range). On the other hand, we just... Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR&#8217;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 range. HIV positive people have high... Read more »