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Will Late Hiv Cause Blood Abnormalities

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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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Late Seroconversion and Virus in blood

Dr. Mark, I have done quite a bit of research on late seroconverters. It seems that the theory on these cases is that, rather than the virus being in the bloodstream for a long time; it is instead in an "eclipse phase" and bascially...
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
I am still waiting to see those documented cases of late seroconversion. Your theory is only partially correct. Actually virus gets processed first within lymph nodes where it is recognized by the immune system as foreign and cytotoxic t cells... Read more »

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 »

HIV or Meds causing abnormal CD4 receptors?

Dr. Boyle, Do all HIV positive folk have abnormal CD4 cell receptors? If so, is this caused by HIV infection or is it a side effect of meds? How do these abnormalities manifest themselves...do they cause symptoms or compromise immune...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your question is a little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) may vary widely... 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 »
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So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline.

So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? 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 so late?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am feeling soooo worn out the last couple of days... tested -ve at 10 months. Could this be hiv? I hear its impossible since I have tested at 10 months via EIA (possible exposure from a sex worker in August 05.... Any opinions???? A friend of mine... Read more »

Late conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear guy, here is my situation. I just test 17 weeks hiv -ve. However, the chlamydia and herpes 1&2 all turn positive. The result of my 3 months test are -ve chlamydia and positive herpes 1. Hiv also -ve in 3 months. My doctor said I might be... Read more »