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Cmv And White Blood Cells

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) These measure the amount and volume of hemoglobin in an average cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from 4,000-11,000/mm3 in a healthy adult. A high count may mean that your body is fighting an...
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CMV Colitis

My friend, who was diagnosed with CMV colitis has been on ganciclovir for 3 weeks. He has not always been able to take the full dose because of his blood results. He has been given Procrit in order to improve his blood picture.If his colitis cannot...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Ganciclovir usually hurts white blood cells and platelets, not red blood cells. If his white count is low, he can be supported with GCSF which stimulates the body to make Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...day for 57 days a week or by 1,000mg capsules 3 times a day. Possible side effects include low red blood cells (anemia), low white blood cells, low platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth,... Read more »

HIV- and very sick with cmv.

I was diagnosed with CMV in May of 2001, after being sick for three months. I had a low-grade fever for 5 weeks. My thyroid was very enlarged. My glands were sore and swollen. I had a violent cough, chest congestion. My lungs were crackeling...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...People with healthy immune systems can indeed get sick from CMV, but it's not very common. Even when it does happen, the CMV doesn't continue to cause problems for the rest of their lives. Read more »

fatigue and sore throat

Hi There!I had a severe illness in january which lasted about 2 months which doctors suspected was mono. About 3 months later, I stayed up over 50 hours doing a project under severe stress and the illness came back a few days later, although this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »
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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR Awards More Than $800,000 in New Research Grants

...impending CMV retinitis (an HIV-related illness that can lead to blindness) by measuring the amount of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in white blood cells. Silvija Staprans , Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, $60,000, to study the effect... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...day for 5-7 days a week or by 1,000mg capsules 3 times a day. Possible side effects include low red blood cells (anemia), low white blood cells, low platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth,... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called... Read more »
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Ask the HIV Specialist

...your T-cell number dropped along with the drop in your white cell count. T-cell numbers are actually calculated from your total white blood cell (WBC) count, and so I would expect your number to be lower if your actual white cell count fell. The... Read more »
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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex and... Read more »

WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...freaked out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having... Read more »

AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me if a CBC (complete blood count) would indicate if something was wrong with you in terms of AIDS? If you had cytomegalovirus, thrush, kaposi sacroma...would a CBC or unine anaylsis indicate something wrong with you? If you had a... Read more »