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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Blood count and HIV

What is the relationship between blood count and HIV.Can an HIV infected person has a normal bllod count i.e between 4000 and 11000...
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 they can.... Read more »

Normal Cd4 count for HIV-

What is a normal cd4 count for a hiv negative person? My last two cd4 counts were 628 and 654 but a maginal improvement I've been on antiretroviral treatment for a year and a half and my viral load undetectable for a year but it seems my cd4...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
HIV Negative people can have anywhere from 450 to 1100 CD4 cells, so your CD4 cells are normal. I would not worry so much about "more CD4 cells" since having more than you have will probably bring you no extra benefit, and besides you... Read more »

Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV- (continued)

Dear Mark,I just wrote you about having low CD4 counts (< 300) despite testing negative consistently for HIV (negative ELISA at 3.5 mths, negative DNA PCR at 6 wks); I just though of something ridiculous - the woman I had sex with (my only...
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
Sounds like you need to see a specialist.MH... Read more »

Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV-

Dear Mark,Due to ongoing symptoms, I've had a couple of CD4 counts taken - the first one on 6/11: CD4 259 (31%), CD8 235 (28%), the second on 8/7: CD4 280 (I don't know the percentage). My exposure was unprotected vaginal sex with 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
It's not HIV, and it may be another viral syndrome. I think any treatment is premature, since you don't know what you are dealing with. You could get a HTLV1/2 antibody test at most labs.MH... Read more »
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HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR&amp;#8217;s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

25 Years And Counting

Posted by iam1, 2 Replies
It was 25 years ago today that I got the result back from my first and only HIV test. After a week waiting period I went back to AID Atlanta. The nice person took me back into one of 2 rooms and started by telling me "I'm sorry, but...." I said... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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