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How Does Hiv Affect Cbc

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Abnormal CBC as an indicator ?

Dear Dr HolodniyApart from the standard and conclusive HIV antibody tests, can an abnormal Complete Blood Count (CBC) haematology test be indicative of an acute or chronic HIV infection ? If indeed, how does HIV affect the CBC ?
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
...Blood cell counts are very nonspecific and would not be a good test to determine HIV status. During acute infection, and AIDS, the blood counts can be below normal levels. During HIV infection, a variety of variables Read more »

Recently diagnosed HIV+, CBC normal, waiting for CD4

I started feeling sick about 2-3 weeks ago with what I thought was a bad sinus infection. My fever... Read more »

Platelets count affected by HIV ?

Dr., every year for the past nine years ( without any meds ever taken, to date ) my CD4s have... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of... 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 »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that occurs 2-4 weeks after the exposure to the HIV retrovirus (hence the term retroviral), PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE INFECTED. Chances are that you are not. 2-4 weeks is... Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nervous that they may have messed up at the lab. Thanks for any responses. WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF? Also, if one has HIV for say 6-8 years, would they stop producing antibodies so they wouldn't appear in a test? Read more »

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 »

Sympthoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...blood count. Does this mean that I'm not affected with the virus or wouldn't a blood test show anything that has to do with the HIV. thanks for your help! Read more »