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Blood Count In A Hiv Patient

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

Table of Contents 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 caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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blood transfusion to hiv patient

i know , we cant increse cd4+ count by exchange trasfusion.. But,, i have one question.. Cant we just decrease the viral load by exchange transfusion? And in such a way lenghten the onset of symptoms?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Unfortunately, since there are a lot of HIV-infected CD4 cells that aren't in the circulation (ie, in lymph nodes), exchange transfusion will only transiently decrease HIV viral loads in the circulation.BY... Read more »

AIDS patient - CD4 count going down

Hi,My Father is an AIDS patient - he got diagnosed 3 years ago and was put on the following therapy (ziduvidine + lamivudine + neverapine). For the last 1 month, he has had high fever with no other symptoms - it has been fluctuating (103 to 99). He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry to hear your father is not well.The effectiveness of the ARV regimen can be best determined by the viral load. If his viral load is undetectable then the meds are suppressing the virus and the problem is elsewhere. If the Cd4 is... Read more »

whole blood count results

Hii, I am an infectious disease doctor in Turkey. I would want to ask about my patient. She is 63 years old, with diabetes, osteopenia, HIV positive for 9 years, but started to take treatment for the first time before months. At the beginning of...
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
The pancytopenia could all be consistent with advanced AIDS or poor nutrition, or it could be the result of an infiltrative process in the bone marrow such as an infection like MAC. In general, if it is only HIV related the counts should increase as... Read more »

Does Blood Transfusion increase CD4 count?

I'm Horacio. I have been taking drugs for hiv/aids since june/00, when my CD4 was oly 14. I developed anemia so I'm receiving blood transfusion every 3 or 4 weeks. My CD4 count is almost 300 now. My question is:Does Blood Transfusion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Horacio,Glad to hear your CD4 count is on the way up. The most likely cause for this increase is your "HIV drugs", not the blood transfusions. Why are you receiving transfusions? Has the cause or causes of your anemia been determined?... Read more »
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blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

Low blood count

Posted by Anonymous
Hi I'm a woman in her mid 20's.My situation is this. I had possible exposure about 4 mths ago with a guy. I do not know of his status. I visited the doctor for a check up as I was my I beleive my pressure was high, indeed it was. He did a CBC and... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »