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Can You Doctor Look At Hematology And Tell If You Have Hiv

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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

Looking for a doctor in NYC

Posted by jr11231
I've just recently moved to NYC & I am currently looking to find a good, gay-friendly & HIV knowledgeable doctor here.

I am an HIV Neg gay man who is seriously considering going on PrEP to help reduce my risk of contracting HIV. Therefore, I... Read more »

Primary doctor says to test at 6 months??? Please Read. Looking for insight...

Posted by treeoflife1, 3 Replies
So i had 15 seconds of unprotected sex with a possible sex worker. I was tested at 7 weeks Oraquick and received a negative result. The clinic lady seemed to have preset answers to any question I had and had no real interest in my well being. She... Read more »

HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »

Looking for Anabolics since I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I live in Long beach ca. I cannot find a doctor to prescribe Nandrolone Decanoate and testostreone. I am undetectable and cd4 500+.
Please advise.

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Trends in hematology and metabolic profiles of HIV infected patients

Dr. Holodniy,Is it true that most HIV infected people will tend to have lower than normal white blood cell counts, high immunoglobulin serum (IGG, IGA and IGM)levels and a moderate to high sed rate? I know that T cell subsets are the most important...
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
All the abnormalities you describe can occur during HIV infection. None can be used as surrogate lab markers for HIV infection.... Read more »

ITP - Hematology

Dear Dr. Frascino,Positive since 1985 at least. Began HAART 1997 with AZT, 3TC, & Crixivan. VL 5500, T 475, 29. Within 6 weeks went undectable immediately. On April 1, I halted therapy because I was tired of taking pills. Poor excuse, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cloud 9,Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) is relatively common during the course of HIV infection. In a recent study, Sullivan and colleagues evaluated the 1-year incidence of thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than 50,000/mm3) in a... Read more »

Blood Chemistry and Hematology

My problem began about three weeks ago. I came down with a cold and an upper respiratory infection. I was on ananti-biotic for 10 days, and the problem disappeared. The symptoms showed up again a week later, but more violently. Iswitched...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
A high white blood cell count is common when you have an acute infection. Sometimes the percentage of lymphocytes can be low because you develop a predominance of neutrophils (a different kind of white blood cell) in response to the infection, so... Read more »

looking for a HIV doctor at Dover, delaware

Do you know any good doctor there?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If any reader has personal knowledge about a good HIV specialist in the Dover, Delaware area please post. Often calling the local community based AIDS service organization(s), local medical school, or checking the American Academy of HIV Medicine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

The current study describes the prevalence of anemia, a common hematologic abnormality that can significantly impact clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL), in several populations of patients with HIV. Specifically, P.S. Belperio and colleagues... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Looks at Surgeon General Nominee's Potential Influence on HIV/AIDS, Other Health Issues

The AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader on Tuesday examined the nomination of Alabama physician Regina Benjamin for U.S. Surgeon General by President Obama, the history of the position and how former Surgeon Generals have addressed health issues such as... Read more »

HIV Frontlines: The Doctor Who Cured HIV

Gero Hütter, M.D. This isn't another story about the "Berlin patient" -- a.k.a. Timothy Brown, the first, and to date the only, man who's ever been considered "cured" of his HIV infection. His story has been told many times, in many ways, and... Read more »

A Closer Look at the Revised U.S. HIV Treatment Guidelines (Part 1)

This is part 1 of an update of the U.S. DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. For part 2, please click here . I'd like to welcome you to a breaking HIV/AIDS news report. On Dec. 1, 2007, the U.S. government released the first,... Read more »