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How To Read Hiv Lab Results

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Confusion in reading lab results

I have been HIV+ since 1996. I always thought when your T-cell count went up, the viral load would go down. In 8/3, my T-cells were 168, my VL was 224,638 at 15. On 9/5, my T-cells climbed to 463, my VL dropped to 268 at 15. Then today, I learned...
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
I take it you started treatment in August, hence the decline in viral load. I also take it that "15" stands for the CD4 percentage, or does it stand for somethng else. Although we would expect the CD4 count and percentage to be going up... Read more »

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Read this re: Understanding Your Lab

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Suggested reading of the post titled: "Elisa/Western vs VL / CD4" posted in Understanding Your Labs" on July 14. Another example that points out the inaccuracy of the EIA / Antibody Test. Say what you will, but I DO NOT BELIEVE THE ACCURACY OF THE... Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus
the result came back with lab corp

tests panel
HIV 1/0/2 abs-icma !RN!
HIV/1/o/2abs- index value ... Read more »

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 »

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 »