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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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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

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


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Blood Count (Definition)

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