Are Certain Blood Types More Likely To Get Hiv

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

...are outside the normal range. The rangeslisted below are general and may not be exactly the same as your lab. Look atyour lab report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a sample of your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+...
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HIV 1 & HIV 2

Hi, I often hear people mention HIV 1 & HIV 2, I never knew that a difference exist. Could you please inform me as to the difference between the two?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...transcriptase inhibitors, will not work against HIV-2. There is no commercially available test to measure HIV-2 viral loads (blood levels) so treatment response is monitored by tracking the CD4 T cell blood levels. The same precautions should... Read more »

Red and White Blood Cell Counts

Can you tell me what the average range would be for Red and White Blood Cell counts approx one year after HIV infection?
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
...Usually in the normal range for both blood cell types. Read more »

A- blood type

My brother has been diagnosed with HIV, and he is A- blood type. His labs show that the disease is pretty much gone from his system. With the combination of the meds he is taking and the A- blood type, would his lab results be normal because of his...
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
...Bloodtype would not determine outcome. I don't know what gone from his system means. Once infected with HIV, you are chronically Read more »

new blood cleaner in hospitals?

Hi I just read an article on a company called Aethlon medical: that would like to clean blood in hospitals, for the purpose of MRSA, HIV, Hep etc... You would be hooked up to a dialysis machine and clean blood would be returned. Do you see this in...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The Hemopurifier device of Aethlon Medical would, in theory, bind envoloped viruses in a dialysis-type cartridge that is appropriately coated to do so. The blood would be run through the cartridge, and infected blood would go in, Read more »
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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the right amount of the drug in your bloodstream. Before an HIV drugis approved, researchers study different doses to choose the one that is... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent types of body shape changes than men. Women may experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how... Read more »
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