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When You Have Hiv Will You Blood Work Be Off

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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HIV BLOOD WORK EVERY 6 MONTHS ???

Hi Dr Bob thank you for your time you are my hero,l am hiv postive and my last 3 blood works every 3 months have come back undectable and my cd4 are around 410 and %28....my doctor in sydney has told me not to bother to come in every 3 months now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Jeff,Most HIV specialist physicians recommend CD4 counts and HIV plasma viral load determinations every three to four months. Personally I prefer every three months. I do know some physicians who have extended the monitoring to every six... Read more »

Exposure to HepC or HIV during Blood Work

This may be a bit of an odd question so please bare with me. I went in for blood work yesterday. It's a clinic for high risk population...Please note that I am not of that population. It's close to work so I ended up going there. Anyway, I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk for either of those in this situation. Neither Hep C or HIV are easy to get. A significant amount of blood from an infected person must get inside of you. From what you're describing, I can't see even a moment where that... Read more »

HIV even though Blood Work is Norma.

My friend believes that if he was positive it would show up in his complete blood work; something in his blood would indicate that there is something wrong needing further tests. Therefore, he refuses to get a HIV antibody test. Im positive, but...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Your friend is dangerously wrong. Normal diagnostic labs prove nothing with regard to HIV; it's entirely possible to have normal blood work and HIV.The only way to definitively know if you have (or have not) HIV is to get... Read more »

Blood work and HIV Test

Hi,My doctor after a routine examination explained to me that if your blood work e.g. WBC shows normal range, it can almost be a proxy for an HIV test beacuse if HIV infected one's WBC result in blood test would be very high. Is this correct....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you sure he's a real doctor? Or is he just a proxy? I do not agree! There are no proxies for an HIV test and to suggest a WBC count can be used in that way demonstrates a shocking lack of basic HIV medical knowledge. WBC counts can be... Read more »
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Blood work

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does early hiv infection have any effect on a CBC? Mine was normal which I thought was good but was not sure if that meant anything. Read more »

blood work results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i recently had a cbc blood count and a iron deficiency blood work done on me, it said my red and white blood cells were within normal ranges and i had no signs of iron deficiency. i had several unsafe sex acts with women ,i have shown no signs of... Read more »

LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, almost passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood... Read more »

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

My man and I have been doing very well together. He is the love of my life!

You may remember I posted a few weeks ago about the fact that his CD4's were at 90 and his viral load undetectable. Well, about 3 months ago his doc switched... Read more »