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Are Monocytes High Or Low With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...bone marrow. This can reduce the numbers of different types of red or white blood cells. Every laboratory has its own "reference range" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab reports show the normal range and highlight any test results outside the normal range. For more information on laboratory test results, see Fact Sheet 120 or lab tests online at www.labtestsonline.org/ . Red Blood Cell Tests Red blood cells carry...
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RE: TESTING LIMITATIONS--HIV-2??

Thank you Doc. All of my antibody tests were HIV 1/O/2 by quest,labcorp, and rapid tests oraquick and clearview complete. I also had specific HIV-2 EIA done at 55 weeks of last exposure and was negative. Is that good enough? Is the HIV-2 window any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...further along with HIV and still not detectable? 5)is there any direction you would point me to take with the symptoms as well as elevated CMV igm and EBV igg levels? I am SO SCARED, and doctors don't think I should worry anymore about this but... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inflammation increase the likelihood of developing this form of dementia. Many HIV positive people have metabolic risk factors such as elevated blood lipids (fats) or insulin resistance associated with chronic HIV infection or antiretroviral... Read more »

5th times the charm i hope anyway.

Dr Frascino Your AWSOME!!!I finally went to a infectious disease Dr. Especially since i didn't believe my gen practitioner. Hes alway trying to put me on anxiety meds. Im only anxious about HIV More like scared to death. Ok hear goes. CBC AS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Bill,The ENT physician who scared the bejesus out of you should be reprimanded for his callous attitude. Your HIV-acquisition risk was extremely remote. Your extensive evaluation reveals you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. Read more »

Worried Sick-DONATION!!!

Hi Dr. Bob:I am a 32 year old married female. I have been worrying myself sick since October when routine bloodwork showed low lymphocytes (16 in a range of 24 being low normal) slightly low monocytes and slightly high neutrophils as well as a sed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I absolutely agree with your assessment: ". . . I have been worrying myself sick . . . ."! HIV cannot be diagnosed by looking at blood counts, sed rates or herpes ulcers! You look at your labs and symptoms and see HIV, HIV, Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Other tests can also assist the diagnosis, such as white blood count and C-reactive protein, which indicate inflammation. The higher the levels, the more likely major inflammation is taking place. Who Is at Risk? In general, people with... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Finds Heart Disease in Young HIV-Positive Men

...longer period of time higher total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL-C) low ratio of CD4 to CD8 cells elevated levels of a chemical messenger used by the immune system called MCP-1 (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...ispumping. Bottom number is diastolic pressure then the heart is atrest. Blood pressure can be too low (hypotension) or too high(hypertension). No conversion C peptide 0.5-2.0 ng/ml 0.17-0.66 nmol/liter x 0.33 Calcium, serum 8.5 -10.5... Read more »
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pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on Read more »

Yet another anxious newbie.

Posted by Xenoid, 1 Reply
...led to a cat scan of the sinus area with negative results, and a similarly negative chest x-ray. On 2/23, hematology showed elevated white cells at 12.4, low segmented neutrophils at 33% (although absolute neutrophil was normal at 4.1), atypical... Read more »

TO G-MAn

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have had a couple of cbc's done and they indicated a virus in my body low normal white blood count the first time with slight elevated monocytes. THen again everything normal but slightly elevated monocytes. Although sed rate was 8. Then again... Read more »

G-Man answer pleae sir

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...illnesses that I have had that i m infected with a strain that is undetected by ELISA. Initially my cbc ws low wbc a 3.9 and elevated monocytes at 14. My cd4 at 50 days were 750, 50% and cd8 413 27% and ratio 1.8 please help me G-Man i know... Read more »