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If My Cbc Level Is Normal Is It Possible To Have Hiv

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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 (99.5 - 102) wouldn't go away after a few days, so I had my CBC done. At the time I did the test, I had been taking Amoxicillin 875mg twice a day for...
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
Difficult to predict the CD4 count in the middle of an acute illness. Unlikely that a short course of amoxicillin will affect your numbers. Read more »

CBC Results Normal after one year of possible HIV exposition?

I am a male of 16 years and I had a possible exposition of HIV, one year ago. Recently, I had a CBC... Read more »

cbc test normal. does that mean my hiv status neg?

Hey, i was having some symptoms, swollen lymphs and thats really about it, just in the neck and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels for women should be about 12 grams per... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...This can reduce the numbers of different types of red or white blood cells. Every laboratory has its own "reference range" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab reports show the normal range and highlight any test results... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...it harder to work. This is called having a lower quality of life. HGB levels are measured as part of a complete blood count (CBC). See Fact Sheet 121 for more information on these laboratory tests. HGB is measured as grams per deciliter, the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Don't worry too much about asingle unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the normal range. The... Read more »
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CBC after 12 years

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anyone else out there who has been infected for 10+ years who is not requiring meds and has a been getting CBC results well within the normal ranges (ie: RBC, WBC, etc..)? Please share. Read more »

confused

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...here's my question. my father is a doctor, and we were recently discussing HIV testing and blood work, he told me that if you are HIV + regardless of whether you take the test or not it will show up in your Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV exam (which was negative-I have been tested once a year for the past 6 years.) I took an HIV exam the day before I got my CBC and I am still waiting for the results. I should find out either Friday or Monday. In the mean time I was just... Read more »

ARS/HIV and CBC - ?????

Posted by Anonymous
...due to a 2.5 month old exposure, would this have any bearing on his CBC (complete blood count)? Is it likely to be completely normal????? Read more »