CBC And Lymphocytes When Pregnant

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...can be caused by problems with the bone marrow. This condition, called cytopenia or leukopenia, means that your body is less able to fight off infections. The Differential counts five types of white blood cells: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. These are reported as a percentage of the WBC. The percentages are multiplied by the WBC to get "absolute" counts. For example, with 30% lymphocytes and a WBC of...
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hiv/non hodkins lymphoma

I will try to keep this message as short as I can in the hopes that someone may actually read to the bottom since it will be lengthy and help me as I need the help more than you know. I have been sick for 8 months. This will get 'graphic' and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually I did read through your entire tome. First off, congratulations on winning our Train Wreck of the Month Award. I don't mean to make light of your situation but dearie 15 years of depression/anxiety, getting drugged and raped, a stay... Read more »

Anemia ???

Hi Prof,My husband has diagnosed with HIV+ 11 weeks ago with CD4 only 7, started Haart treatment 9 weeks ago with Combivir, Efavirenz and Bactrim. One week after the treatment, viral load is only 146. Due to low CD4, he is on 6 months unpaid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pregnant Lady,First off, is your husband under the care of a competent AIDS specialist? If not, he should establish care with one ASAP.Are Read more »

pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

Dear DR Kull,I'm a 33 year old caucasian woman and am 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. My husband and I were estatic, but now I am absolutely terrified I am HIV positive. I took many blood tests including HIV 2 weeks ago and my doctors...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...test results could take longer at any given lab, so try not to jump to the worst conclusion.There is some evidence that some pregnant women may have an indeterminate result (sometimes called inconclusive, meaning that the test could not be... Read more »

range of T and B cells in lymphocyte count

Why is there such a broad reference range for "normal" lymphocyte counts? In certain instances, an HIV neg person could have a lower T cell count than an HIV pos person, right?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Underlying genetics, age, gender, and race. Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV

...negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women who get pregnant do not get any sicker than those who are not pregnant. Becoming pregnant is not dangerous to the health of an... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...count is low(a condition called neutropenia), you are more likely to get bacterialinfections. Lymphocytes There are two types of lymphocytes: B cells and T cells. B cellsmake antibodies and T... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells.... Read more »
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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...appetite loss but is not legal or available everywhere. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia can be particularly problematic for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to cope with nausea include: ... Read more »
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