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Author Topic: How long does it take to get CD4/Viral count after blood is drawn?  (Read 6047 times)

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Offline Ihavehope

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I am new at this. Was tested last week and have an appointment Next week to get my orientation and I assume blood test. Can anyone tell how long it usually takes to get my results.

Also I dont feel tired nor many symptoms except Night sweats and oral thrush. I am afreaid that oral trhush is an indication that my CD4 counts are low and i can already have lower than 200. I am freaking out. I havent told anyone in my family yet.

Please advise.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Teresa

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Re: How long does it take to get CD4/Viral count after blood is drawn?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 03:14:31 PM »
It usually takes hubby a couple of weeks to get his results. After the Dr reads his labs she sends him a copy in the mail.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: How long does it take to get CD4/Viral count after blood is drawn?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 05:45:54 PM »
Think it can vary depending on the lab and urgency - when I was in the hospital they got results really fast.  Last CD4/VL I had was 11/27 and results were available a week later - best answer for you would come from your lab/doctor I guess.

Glad you're not having too many symptoms - but even the ones you have are no fun.

Good luck - hope your numbers are good.

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