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The Well Project

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

... 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 good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health
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Sign of OI in CBC

Dear Doc,You are great. I love the way you answer.I have some general qustions.Does CBC remains normal even afer a decade of infection, not talking about non progressor?Do you see any abnormalities in CBC which will indicate of up coming OI?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The CBC is usually abnormal in people with HIV, especially those who have been infected for a long time. However, the abnormalities are rather general in nature, and cannot be used to predict an "upcoming OI". Read more »

testing accuracy and cbc

I just want to thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. I had a cbc (incl hiv test) conducted 71 days after a possible exposure. I tested negative for hiv and my CBC was normal. Question? If I had been infected with hiv, would my...
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 cbc can be normal or abnormal during acute infection. Findings are very nonspecific and not necessariy consistent between patients. Read more »

CBC and HIV

If a CBC cant rule out nor suggest possible HIV why is it that when you are hiv positive they request a CBC. With a CBC they check for various blood counts, therefore if these blood counts appear somewhat abnormal before an HIV test is done would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope!Complete blood counts are very useful tests for diagnosing many conditions, but HIV is not one of them! For instance, a CBC can be helpful in diagnosing anemia (low red blood cells). However, it does not tell you the cause of the anemia.... Read more »

Pls help...CBC results for HIV ers.

Dear Dr, I was recently infected (6 months back) but am not on medication as yet. VL 25K with CD4 570. My question is that I have been accepted in a job interview and has been asked to go for a basic blood test (CBC). This is for insurance coverage...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is for handling symptoms related to the treatment of HIV infection. Questions about blood test results can be addressed to the forum on anemia. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...it. Get a baseline test. Then test again if your treatment is not keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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 »
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CBC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If someone was expierencing what they thought to be early symptoms of HIV, would a CBC show anything abnormal? And even after ARS say within the first year without meds, would a CBC show anything abnormal? Thanks. Read more »

afraid to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...death to get tested (fearing a bad result), but not knowing is just about driving me crazy. I was wondering if the results of a CBC would red flag a doctor to HIV? I have had many of these and wondered if somebody would have said something... Read more »

Is this HIV or something else??

Posted by Micky2
...Also I have myself often swell and I feel oral annoyances today at general level. I went to a doctor, and this it indicated CBC to me and analysis of tinkles. Everything left normal, including white globules in the 8,000 and lymphocytes in 2,800.... Read more »