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If You Take A Cbc Test Can It Detect If You Have Hiv

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a percentage. Other laboratory tests are discussed in Fact Sheet 122 and Fact Sheet 123 . All blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the center of large...
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CBC Test

Will a CBC Test detect an HIV infection, 12 weeks after infection....
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
NO. A CBC only measures the number of white blood cells. It does not detect HIV infection.MH... Read more »

CBC and tests for aids

I would like to know if a complete blood count (CBC) can or cannot indicate aHIV+ or - result?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
The only tests that can be used to determine if a person has HIV or not, aretests specifically designed to detect HIV infection. Other tests like CBC's(Complete Blood Counts), Blood Chemistry Tests, etc. cannot be used todetermine if a person... Read more »

CBC's blood count tests

Dear Mr. KullI was born with a weak immune system, when I was 8 I caught histoplasmosis. I was treated at NIH and finally cured when I was 12 yrs old. In either 1989 or 1990 I had a one night stand with a man who ended up dieing of Aids. I am not...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. A standard CBC is not used to detect HIV infection, nor would it be a reliable method to do so. I understand that you must be scared about getting HIV tested, but it is... Read more »

HIV Early Detection Test (including HIV 1 DNA PCR)

Dr. Wohl,What are the limitations of a non-reactive Qualitative DNA PCR test taken a year after exposure? It was part of an STD Early Detection panel that also included standard antibody tests for HIV 1/2, HCV and HIV, which were all non-reactive....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I suspect you may be mixing up the DNA and RNA tests. The RNA tests are much more commonly done and are excellent. Negative antibody and RNA or DNA testing means you are not HIV infected.DW... 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 »

CBC Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I understand CBC blood tests are not the way to diagnose HIV, but what does your WBC do in acute infection? Does it go up or down? Read more »

CBC test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected vaginal intercourse (giving) about 3 years ago. I recently had a complete blood count (CBC) test done. Would any indication of being positive for HIV, be evident in the CBC test?

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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 »