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What Is The Ldh Count If You Have HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...in the cells. The body controls the amount of calcium in the blood. However, the amount of protein in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium, is a major component of bones. Low levels of phosphorus for a long period of...
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Elevated AST, ALT and LDH

I was hospitalized a few days last week with an as yet undiagnosed severely painful gastrointestinal disorder. I was told that my liver enzymes were elevated, but I don't have those numbers. A followup liver panel this week revealed AST-116, ALT-83...
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
...diagnosis. In general NHL occurs with much lower CD4 cell counts, but can occur with relatively normal counts. A markedly elevated LDH such as yours, is a nonspecific finding indicating some inflammatory/infectious process and an imaging study is... Read more »

Second Opinion For HIV Test Results

I tested positive for HIV this past November. I got a new HIV doctor and had full labs... After reviewing my lap results my new HIV doctor did not put me on any HIV medication. Instead she wanted me to comeback in 3 months and have another full lap...
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
Your CD4 count is in the normal range and your viral load is quite low. I don't think you need to start treatment. At this point your immune system is doing a good job controlling the infection. Read more »

Augmenting LDH and lungs

Hello. I have less than 50 CD4 and more than 150'000 viral load. Radiography as well as TAC present some white "stripes" in my lungs (causing dry coughing, 38' temperature since 2 months) but lung rinsing, blood analysis and blood cultures have had...
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
...HAART would not cause the LDH level to increase. Elevation of LDH is nonspecific and could be the result of some kind of infection or malignancy. It sounds Read more »

HIV Testing

How reliable is a negative test after 37 months from last possible exposure? And would anything in my blood chemistry tell me anything's is wrong, like if I got a false negative? -- have high cholesteral, low ldh, high normal albumen, normal cbc....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...like blood chemistries, complete blood counts etc. would not necessarily show any abnormalities. Only a test specifically for HIV can determine HIV infection. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...factors, including your age or gender,if you are pregnant, the time of day when the sample was taken,active infectons, stage of HIV disease, and food (some testsamples need to be taken after you have fasted -- not eatenanything -- for several... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV to AIDS?

Posted by unknown2, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I am 19- I had my first lab and my CD4 count was 179. I was told that this is a AIDS diagnosis. I'm so worried. I havent been sexually active for no more than 2 years. What should I do? Can my count increase?... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »