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How Does Cbc Interpreted In Case Oh Hiv Infection

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Hiv denialists. CBC

I have studied very carefully the claims of hiv denialists and their opponents. It is clear to me that the denialists are wrong. What puzzles me is that among the denialists one can find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Even serious scientists can be seriously wrong, as in this case, for example. Read the archives for a thorough review of AIDS denialists and their repeatedly disproved cockeyed theories. I'll post a question from the archives... Read more »

CBC test - Warning flag for HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky, Hi. I have a 3-part question: I am curious, would a abnormalCBC test result (red & white blood cell count, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flagfor possible HIV infection? In regards to "symptoms" of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I'll answer your concerns one question ata time:"1) I am curious, would a abnormal CBC test result (red & white blood cellcount, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flag for... Read more »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll respond to your three specific questions first:1.The sensitivity and specificity of a test assume the test is performed properly and free from confounding variables.2.The estimated statistical risk assumes unprotected sex with a partner... Read more »

virus impact on CBC results

Dr Mark,In addition to the known effect on cd8s and cd4s, will the virus also have an effect on, and be reflected in the results of other CBCvalues ? I guess every case can be different but typically speaking does hiv cause a higher than normal...
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
Most of the other values in the CBC will not change, until someone has AIDS and anemia might be present. HIV meds or other meds can affect some of the numbers, as can other infections or medical illnesses.... Read more »
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CBC Test

Posted by Jennm, 5 Replies
Hello,i just have a question about the CBC blood work. Somebody brought up to me that when they tested positive their complete blood work panel was thrown off, which prompted an HIV test. I am wondering if anybody else has gotten back irregular... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
Hey, I pulled this off of http://hopkins-aids.edu/frames/index_booktoc.html.
What a great source, I pulled this paragraph out.
The window period: The time delay from infection to positive serology (EIA and WB)
averages 21 days with newer... Read more »

ARS/HIV and CBC - ?????

Posted by Anonymous
I know that HIV test is needed to tell whether someone is really infected. However, my question is this. If somebody has what he thinks are symptoms of HIV due to a 2.5 month old exposure, would this have any bearing on his CBC (complete blood... Read more »