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Will A Person With Late Hiv Have Abnormal Blood Test

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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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Abnormalities on routine blood tests from HIV?

Dear Doctor,Would someone hiv infected for a little over a year show any abnormalites on common blood test like CBC, Differential, Thyroid, Sed Rate, etc..Thank you very much for your time....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The most common abnormalities are in the complete blood count, although these are not specific for (unique to) HIV. Whether such changes would show up in a year depends on how each person's body reacts to HIV infection.... Read more »

his wife went to donate blood and it came out she has blood abnormalities

I had an affair with a married man in July 2001. He slept with his wife in July as well. She went to donate blood and the donor clinic contacted her doctor, who in turn contacted her.They say she has "blood abnormalities". My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Wow, that's quite a story. The bottom line is if you used condoms then you should be reasonably safe. However all the other exposures could also be risky. The answer is GET TESTED! Knowing and treating can change the whole prognosis of the... Read more »

Abnormal Blood Count?

Dr.Bob, I last had sex with a couple of CSW's back in 2004. In 2008 I got a blood rapid UNI-GOLD test which came back negative. I began to fear for the possibility of a false negative. Though all incidences WERE protected both oral and vaginal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mark,1.Protected sex is indeed protected. Assuming the latex condoms were used properly and did not break, your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent.2.A negative HIV-antibody test four years after a presumed HIV exposure is... Read more »

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »
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Tested too late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would a person still have antibodies if they didn't get tested until a few years after getting infected with HIV.
If you have aids will you still test positive on elisa test? I know there are alot of people who get diagnosed with aids and didn't know... Read more »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
Hi.

I have just been diagnosed in the last week.

I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life.

When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It turns... Read more »

HIV Blood Antibody Test

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
What is the percentage of people who will have detectable antibodies in their blood 7 weeks after exposure? Read more »