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Acute Hiv Infection Affect On Cbc

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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount
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Abnormal CBC as an indicator ?

Dear Dr HolodniyApart from the standard and conclusive HIV antibody tests, can an abnormal Complete Blood Count (CBC) haematology test be indicative of an acute or chronic HIV infection ? If indeed, how does HIV affect the CBC ?
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
...be a good test to determine HIV status. During acute infection, and AIDS, the blood counts can be below normal levels. During HIV infection, a variety of variables including medications and concomitant illnesses can also cause blood counts to go... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going on? Another question. I understand that CBC cannot prove or disprove hiv infection. But, I believe, there is a fairly good chance CBC will show some abnormality during acute hiv infection.... Read more »

Hiv denialists. CBC

I have studied very carefully the claims of hiv denialists and their opponents. It is clear to me that the denialists are wrong. What puzzles me is that among the denialists one can find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going on?Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disproved cockeyed theories. I'll post a question from the archives below.Question 2. Sorry, CBCs can neither suggest nor rule out HIV infection. For that you'll need an HIV test.Dr. BobWhat you think about Peter Duesberg??Answer if you can, I... Read more »

HIV is not the cause of AIDS

Why do doctors keep prescribing toxic medications for HIV when HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The cause of AIDS is drugs, malnutrition, lack of vitamins, toxicity, etc.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going on? Another question. I understand that CBC cannot prove or disprove hiv infection. But, I believe, there is a fairly good chance CBC will show some abnormality during acute hiv infection.... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). While most newHIV infections are still in younger people, people 50 and older are also beinginfected. Older Women: An... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...has HIV. However, this is not a diagnostic test. According to Dr. Judith Feinberg, "The CBC holds clues to the possibility of HIV infection, but none are absolutely diagnostic. HIV+ people usually have leukopenia, with both neutropenia and... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and 5th week I got CBC done. High Lymph >50%, low neuts Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
...virus needs to stay inside the body to be detected...I heard that it is 3 months recently, tho I knew it was 6 months .Can that affect differently if the transmitor has AIDS, or if he is taking a treatment, or taking that the one suspected to... Read more »