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How Long Do Lab Results For Hiv Take

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen 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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same meds for a long time, first time abnormal lab results

hello, I am writing because my last blood tests came out abnormaly high, cd4 absolute 2150, cd3 4000, and cd8 1100, after a month I repetead only cd4 and it came out 1900, still high, I am taking the same meds, combivir, norvir, telzir for a long...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Your CD4 tests are indeed higher than typical, and this usually isn't an indicator of HIV-related or medication-related problems. If you had recently started on your supplements, I'd have to wonder if they... Read more »

LAB RESULT WILL I MAKE IT?

HI, 'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE OUT OF RANGE NUMBERS MEAN ON MY LAB RESULTS IM NEWLY DIAGNOISED AND I REALLY WANT TO LIVE A LONG HEALTHY LIFE. MY CD4 SECTIONS SAYS IT 19 AND THE REFERENCE RANGE IS 30-61% I'M REALLY CONFUSED ON...
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 appears from what you state that your CD4 count is 337 and your CD4% is 19%. Although you don't report what your HIV viral load result is, regardless, given those CD4 numbers, HIV treatment would be highly recommended. Your CD4 count and... Read more »

labs results

My lab for hiv says <20 not dectected and cd4 675 what it means and should i stop medici to drop side effects of medici...
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 appear to indicate you are on HIV treatment. The answer to your question is no. At this point, HIV treatment is life-long and you should not stop your HIV meds. Your lab results indicate the HIV are working (since your HIV load is undetectable... Read more »

my lab results.

hy dear doctor.well first i am from croatia,europe(near italy) and iam hiv poz for about 6 years....my last lab results are cd4=870 cd%=28% VL=20,000 and maybe more because iam still waiting the last one....we must wait for 2 months....I have just...
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
Your HIV viral load is in the moderate range, and your CD4 count is in the normal range, with a slightly decreased CD4%. I would suspect that you will achieve an undetectable viral load in about 3 months after starting HIV treatment, although it can... Read more »
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my first lab results

Posted by bluewindow, 3 Replies
hello all. i got my first lab results yesterday and i would like to share them with you.

CD4: 640
VL: undetectable.

I ve been infected sometime between Nov 2007 and July 2008. i believe i am hiv pos for at least 4 months. I did another blood test... Read more »

Just got recent lab results

Posted by thevillebear, 5 Replies
Hi everyone haven't been here for a while, hope all are doing well.
Just got my recent lab results, my viral load has gone to 150,000 while my CD4 count has stood gone from 620 in July to 640 now!

My Dr. seems to think it odd that while my viral load... Read more »

latest lab results

Posted by movingon, 4 Replies
Hey all - i haven't posted for a while as i have been concentrating on living a healthier lifestyle and trying to get my head back on since diagnosis in August. I just want to share my latest results with you all

1st set , August 07 . CD4 284, 29% ,... Read more »

How long for results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How long does it take for test results to come back? I just applied for Life Insurance and they did several tests, one of which was HIV. Now I'm thinking about every risky encounter I've had. I figured my last risky encounter was 5 months before my... Read more »