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Recent Lab Results for HIV+ Patient

Hello. I recently received my lab results in the mail, and have been unable to reach my doctor to discuss. The results all appear WNL excelpt for the following:ABS. CD 8 SUPPRESSOR = 1055 (HIGH)%CD 8 POS. LYMPH. = 42.2 (HIGH)CD4/CD8 RATIO = 0.77...
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's hard to interpret these results without knowing the trend over time. In general, people with HIV infection will have an elevated CD8 count and percent, as a reaction to the infection. Probably most concerning is your neutrophil count of... Read more »

Help understanding labs; worth disclosing status and labs with family?

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I'm writing to you because I just came back from the doctor and got my first... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HHS Secretary Thompson Dedicates HIV/AIDS Field Lab in Kenya

HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on Thursday while visiting Kenya with a U.S. delegation of lawmakers, business people and religious groups dedicated a new $6.4 million HIV/AIDS field laboratory, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the CP/Google.com reports ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Abbott, Tanzanian Government Open Outpatient Center and Clinical Lab as Part of HIV/AIDS Treatment Efforts

Abbott Laboratories ' charitable organization, the Abbott Fund , and the Tanzanian government on Thursday opened a new, "state-of-the art" outpatient center and clinical laboratory at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam as part of a program... Read more »
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Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

To geop and others re: quest labs

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i did a search on the safe sex forum and found this post. maybe they still offer 1st generation too, i don't know. it might depend on who orders it and what is ordered. i am concerned too, i was told by the third party i ordered the test from it was... Read more »

First Lab Results

Posted by Brandon, 1 Reply
I've been diagnosed for a little over a month now and my first lab results have come back. My CD-4 176 and my VL is 176,500. My doctor wants me to start taking Trizivir. I'm a little leary of starting medication because of side effects but due to... Read more »