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Blood Transfusion
Oct 9, 2007

Well I found out why I was so tired all the time the last time I was in the hospital and my white and red blood counts were really bad. My t-cell count was 3. they gave me 5 units of blood in one week and nupagen. After starting me on new hiv meds for only 2 days they did new labs and my t-cell was 90. they know the meds could not have done this yet. So my question is can blood transfusions raise your t-cell coutn and if so could that be something to help those who have a really low one until their counts rise?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Blood transfusions do not raise T-cell counts and are not considered to be an anti-HIV therapy. However, blood transfusions can be lifesaving for those with severe anemia (low red blood cell count, low hemoglobin). Good luck with your new regimen.

Dr. Bob

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