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CBC and HIV
Mar 23, 2005
I'll make this as brief as I can. I have had partners in the past were their sexual history is unknown. Not many by any strech, but I guess one is enough. No one was a stranger to me. But for sure one, has had many, many sexual encounters, which (of course) I learned after the fact. This was just over a year ago.

I just took a home HIV test and sent it in. I have a few questions if anyone would be willing to help. PLEASE be gentle with me, I've also posted on the panic disorder forum. lol

1. I just had a CBC done about a month ago. My white count was at a 12. That same day I was put on antibiotics for a sinus infection.
Wouldn't my count be lower by now if I had HIV? Or does that sometimes not matter what the count is? I've heard that a low count could be a possible indicator. Or am I reaching on that?

2. Has anyone taken the home test before? I'm so nervous that mine will come back inconclusive. The leaflet says that certain diseases can make it come back a false positive. Does anyone know what those are?

I'm sorry if I sound scattered, I'm just a nervous wreck! I'm assuming I have to wait until Monday now for my results, because the 3 days would put me at Saturday. Any words or information on the CBC or any other would be appreciated. OH! fyi I'm a female, if that matters. See what I mean about being scattered.
thanks to all.
Re: CBC and HIV
Mar 23, 2005
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1. I just had a CBC done about a month ago. My white count was at a 12. That same day I was put on antibiotics for a sinus infection.
Wouldn't my count be lower by now if I had HIV? Or does that sometimes not matter what the count is? I've heard that a low count could be a possible indicator. Or am I reaching on that?

2. Has anyone taken the home test before? I'm so nervous that mine will come back inconclusive. The leaflet says that certain diseases can make it come back a false positive. Does anyone know what those are?

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A CBC is not an indicator for a positive or negative status. You need to get an HIV test in order to find out if you have HIV...I see that you have,which is a good thing.

I have not taken the home test before. I have heard that it sometimes gives a false positive...I've read that some causes of a false pos. could be TB, HSV 1&2,Malaria, Flu vaccinations etc...there are a number of causes of false positives, but they don't happen at a high rate.

While you're waiting for your results, try to hang in there, try not to go on the web, and surround yourself w/ people who support you. I wish you the best. If you have anymore questions, or I didn't clearly answer yours, let me know...GL :)
Re: CBC and HIV
Mar 23, 2005
I've actually been fluttering around this site for awhile. My boyfriend donates plasma and they test each time he donates, the last time he donated his test came back inconclusive. Scared us really bad, but they took blood again and it turned out just to be a faulty test or something.
You can test inconclusive if you have any kind of autoimmune disorder such as Hashimoto's or Lupus. Just thought that info might be helpful for you.

Also, inconclusive is different then a false positive, a false positive is a positive that isn't a positive. While in an inconclusive test one of the proteins ( i don't know if it's actually protiens) turns up, when you need 3 to actually have a postive test





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