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lab data

i diagnosis my blood stream with this result: hematocrito 45% ,recuento leucocitario 4470/mm3,glucemia 111mg/dl,creatininemia 1.07mg/dl,sodio 141mEq/L,potasio 4.2mEq/L,cloro 107mEq/L and another suppect form:WBC:4.47 10e3/uL,NEU:2.38...
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 don't indicate what your CD4 count or HIV viral load results are. These other results appear to be in the normal range.... Read more »

translating lab data, re-calculating CD4 percentage

I have been living in Japan the last two years and I have been HIV positive since just before I moved here. In that time I have recieved routine observation of my HIV from a doctor here in Japan. I am not on medication. I am moving back to the USA...
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
A crude way would be to multiply the total white blood cell count (WBC) by the percentage of lymphocytes. Take your CD4 count and divide by the previous number. This of course does not take into account other types of lymphocytes like b cells and... Read more »

Lab data question

It is very clear in all your messages as well as by all other experts in the science of HIV that a ELISA and WB antibody test is the "gold standard" for testing and DX HIV infection. I appreciate and respect that data, yet I have a...
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
Yes to all of those tests. However, those elevations or decreases are all very nonspecific and could occur in a variety of infections.MH... Read more »

Follow-up question regarding labs/diagnosis

Hello, Dr. Bob.I wanted to follow-up with you regarding my apparent HIV infection. Below is the text of my questions to you (and your responses) from July and August of 2007.Due to lack of insurance as well as the input of my current doctor, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Both you and your doctor are not certain if you are HIV positive or not and yet you've run three sets of T-cell subsets and HIV PCR RNA viral load tests? This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. You have not repeated your indeterminate... Read more »
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my first lab results

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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 »

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