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The Well Project

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

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your
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Recently you answered a question on routine blood tests. You said that a CBC is done which will reveal the types and amounts. Does this include a WBC and RBC? Will a person infected with HIV generally show something abnormal on these tests? If...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Hello again,A complete blood count (CBC) does include a white blood count (WBC) and a red blood count (RBC). A person infected will eventually show some abnormally Read more »

High red blood cell count; is this a set-up for a stroke?

You have helped me before so I have come back again. My HIV positive brother has a high red blood cell count and extremely high blood pressure. He saw a hemotologist today and the best info I could get from my brother is that they are going to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Although many HIV patients have a tendancy to develop anemia (low blood count), it is indeed true that some develop too high of a red blood cell count. This condition goes under various names including Read more »

cbc

doctor,there is a link here that takes you to a sample cbc for an hiv infected male. my question is this, why does it show a normal wbc count ? i thought the first thing to go down in hiv infected individuals wwere the white blood cells. could you...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloGood question. The normal white blood count is between 4.0 and 10.5 (approximately). The total number of white blood cells is comprised of many different family members, Read more »

HIV patient

Three weeks ago, my doctor prescribed trizivir to replace combivir in my anti-hiv regiman, which had consisted of combivir and viracept.I am free of any of the more dramatic symptoms of allergic reaction to the abacavir in trizivir, but seem to be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of the abacavir hypersensitivity reaction. If no other symptoms develop then that is extremely unlikely. A simple complete blood count would check for anemia which also seems unlikely. Patients often have idiosyncratic symptoms that are hard... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...case-by-case basis. Before HCV treatment is initiated, the following tests should be performed: baseline liver chemistry, complete blood counts, thyroid-stimulating hormone, glucose, quantitative HCV RNA in serum, HCV genotype, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...Disease , Lipodystrophy , Exercise , Nutrition , Caring for your Heart , Smoking ,and Understanding Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry . Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...HGB. They find it harder to work. This is called having a lower quality of life. HGB levels are measured as part of a complete blood count (CBC). See Fact Sheet 121 for more information on these laboratory tests. HGB is measured as grams per... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive doctor are to be tested for the virus. Does this mean HIV positive Doctors cannot... Read more »

Question for AIDS dissidents

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...HIV/AIDS...just very intrigued by the disease) that, in general, those that adhere to their HIV medication regimen usually have good blood counts (normal CD4s, relatively low viral load, and WBCs in the normal range). On the other hand, we just... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »