Do You Run Blood Count Tests On Hiv Positive People

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...affects of anemia can be greatly reduced. Anemia is usually diagnosed by measuring HGB and hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels for women should be about 12 grams per deciliter (g/dL) -- a HGB level of less than 6.5 g/dL is very dangerous and could be...
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Dr Bob Greetings, i have tested positive for XMRV

Dr Bob i really hope you post this message people deserve to know that there is another retrovirus like HIV out there infecting people, i know this is an HIV website but i know of many "worried wells" that have tested positive for XMRV, and now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Persons with CFS most often function at a substantially lower level of activity than they were capable of before the onset... Read more »

Parvo, Anemia and failed drugs

While living with the constant blood transfusions and IGG infusions to combat my anemia and parvo I was hit with yet another problem. Apparently my drug regimen began to fail. My VL shot up from around 2-3K to 37K and my CD4 that had finally broke...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloIt's so nice to hear good news! Parvovirus in people with HIV disease can be difficult to keep under control, especially if a person has severe immunosuppresion. The fact that all or part of your drug regimen was failing is evident by the... Read more »

can i be hiv positive and still have a high white blood count?

I am a straight recovering sex addictwho has had fiascos with prostitutes and one night stands (99% protected). Last month i came down with a terrible 'virus' that included coughing, mucus, nausea, diareahha, puking, and weight loss. This has lasted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,To answer your initial hypothetical question: "Can I be HIV positive and still have a high white blood cell count?" Yes, it's possible. As for your HIV risk, if 99% of your "fiascos" were Read more »

Blood count and HIV

What is the relationship between blood count and HIV.Can an HIV infected person has a normal bllod count i.e between 4000 and 11000
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 they can. Read more »
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