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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...HIV disease can cause a high eosinophil count. A high count, especially if you have diarrhea, gas or stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs.
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Self Stored blood

Is self stored HIV+ Blood safe to replace back into my body after surgery?
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
...Yes, but only for a limited time, as blood banks have strict rules about how long self-donated blood is good for. Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe, without becoming infected yourself, as long as you follow the steps described later in the section on "Protecting Yourself" later in this brochure. You do get... Read more »

Livign with an HIV+ friend

I'm living with an HIV+ friend. We have NO sex and share NO needles. But share plates, glasses, utencils, etc. Am I 100% safe?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2009My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses... Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very paranoid question, but here we go:I live with HIV+ women and am concerned about coming into contact with traces of menstrual blood left behind on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe, without becoming infected yourself, as long as you follow the steps described later in the section on "Protecting Yourself" later in this brochure. You do get... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. It can also be temporary or a longer-lasting problem. With severe or long-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen in the blood can damage the heart,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...lipodystrophy. The FDA said there was notenough safety and efficacy data to approve it to treat lipodystrophy,especially for long-term use. Since Serostim is not approved for HIV-related fat gain, it will not becovered by insurance for this... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible Read more »

Message: as long as you have been tested and clear

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Message: as long as you have been tested and cleared by the health department you should be fine. Anytime anyone gives blood, it is tested for Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible exposure to hiv. IF I did undergo stereoconversion, would the antibodies have shown up in... Read more »