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If I had HIV after six years would it affect my blood count?

If I had HIV  after six years would it affect my blood count?

It is possible: Unfortunately there is no cure for HIV yet, but better treatments available today allow people to live longer. Depending on the severity of your infection/hiv load and whether you have been getting treatment, i suspect that after 6 yrs, especially if no treatment, your blood count (specifically the cells called cd4) is lower. The only way to know for sure, is getting tested. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can you still detect a normal blood count if you have hiv?

Can you still detect a normal blood count if you have hiv?

HIV: Which blood count are you referring to. Generally the standard complete blood count may remain normal for years after being infected but the special test looking at the lymphocyte profile may become abnormal fairly rapidly (within 2+ weeks). ...Read more

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Does complete blood count can diagnose HIV?

Does complete blood count can diagnose HIV?

Not by itself: CBC may give you clues (like low lymphocyte count) but definitive dx of HIV infection requires identifying the virus (or antibodies to it) in the serum (blood) ...Read more

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Do low white blood count mean you have HIV aids?

Do low white blood count mean you  have HIV aids?

Not necessarily: Low white blood counts, or leukopenia, may be a sign of a viral infection or a severe bacterial infection. For some people, this is actually normal. In HIV infection, the cd4 t-lymphocyte, or cd4 cell is affected and this specific white blood cell decreases in number. ...Read more

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My all blood count (CBC) are normal. Is it possible that I can be HIV positive.

My all blood count (CBC) are normal. Is it possible that I can be HIV positive.

Possible: Normal CBC does not rule out HIV. If you could have been exposed, get tested specifically for HIV and if the result is negative/normal, repeat the test in 6 months to be sure. ...Read more

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It happens that a blood test with blood count detect HIV 7 years after possible infection?

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It happens that a blood test with blood count detect HIV 7 years after possible infection?

Yes!: The HIV antibodies will remain present as long as you are alive, so yes, if you are infected, the blood test will detect it. ...Read more

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Does a complete blood count with diffrential test for the HIV virus?

Does a complete blood count with diffrential test for the HIV virus?

No-CBC not the : Proper test for hiv. A complete blood cell count with or without a differential will not diagnose hiv. ...Read more

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Does CBC reveal if a person is infected with HIV or in a risk of HIV because of the blood count?

Does CBC reveal if a person is infected with HIV or in a risk of HIV because of the blood count?

Not really: A CBC will not show whether or not a person is infected with hiv. The HIV antibody or the HIV viral load test will do this. In advanced aids the CBC will show a low lymphocyte count but this is non-specific. ...Read more

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Dr "forgot" to give white blood count" shot after first chemo, blood checked seems to be fine week later. Is this sign chemo won't be so bad for me?

Dr "forgot" to give white blood count" shot after first chemo, blood checked seems to be fine week later. Is this sign chemo won't be so bad for me?

GCSF: For most chemos, the shot (gcsf or gmcsf) is not needed or even indicated. For yours, or might be indicated, but it sounds like you have done well. ...Read more

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I just blood work done and my white blood count was very high. I don't get sick. But I am tired a lot.

I just blood work done and my white blood count was very high. I don't get sick. But I am tired a lot.

Not sure of: Exact number. But increased white cells don't have to signal an infection. Stressors can cause this. Physical emotional etc. so follow with your PCP to make sure nothing else is causing the fatigue and lab values ...Read more

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Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?

Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?

Stay calm: It has only been 2 days maybe all of the results are not ready. Rember all those vial and tubes of blood have to be transported to a lab and processed. Various department for example hematology microbiology techs are working day and night with the samples, running tests. Sometimes looking under microscopes counting cells..Etc... It is a big production.Politely call the staff for results. ...Read more

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Why is the range so different on complete blood count panels for different labs and medical centers? It doesn't make sense.

Why is the range so different on complete blood count panels for different labs and medical centers? It doesn't make sense.

Age and gender etc.: For many laboratory tests, the normal ranges vary by the method used to do the test. Also there are different normal values for different ages and sexes. The Labs usually report their normal ranges with the test results. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My low white blood count is now 2.2, feritin is 16, hgb8.3, hct 25 , i feel good, but drs. Think it's a problem but don't know what.

My low white blood count is now 2.2, feritin is 16, hgb8.3, hct 25 , i feel good, but drs. Think it's a problem but don't know what.

CBC results: You have at least two problems. Your WBC is low at 2, 200 and you are anemic, hb 8.3. If you have a low platelet count, you would have pancytopenia. You need to see a hematologist to find out why your hb and WBC levels are low. Ask your doctor to refer you to a hematologist for a work up of your low WBC and hb levels. Ask your doctor if you have a low platelet count as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a blood count tell you?

What does a blood count tell you?

A lot: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A blood count provides considerable information and i cannot do justice to the subject in this forum. Please consult this site for details. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc. ...Read more

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High blood count, what does that mean?

High blood count, what does that mean?

WBC?RBC?: Usually the white blood cells (infection fighters) are elevated as when you have an infection like strep throat or even appendicitis.This may be trivial or very important as in leukemia(white count staying over 20, 000). Elevated rbc is much less often seen.Anyway:get a repeat count and see what is what-don't ignore it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more