...women is 4.2-5.4 million red blood cells. Hematocrit (HCT) andhemoglobin (HGB) tests are measures of how well red blood cells carry oxygen. Anormal HCT for women is 36.1-44.3 percent and a normal HGB level is 12.1-15.1.A low RBC count
or low HCT or HCT may mean you have anemia, which can cause youto feel tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV
drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. ...
Since June of 2006 my lab work shows my red blood cell count going higher and higher. I switched to a new med combo in June of 2006. For the past 6 years I was on Combivir and Kaletra with excellent results. My new combo is...
Your doctor may be correct. However you don't indicate what your red and white cell values were and are currently to determine how significant the increase was and if this is a problem or not. Many things can cause polycythemia (drugs, altitude,... Read more »
Hi, Thanks for all the help you have given others in the forum, the time and care you give a I have read is great and very helpful. I just turned 40 and was diagnosed in Jan this year. My resilts are as follows. I understand them most and they were...
Your number seem good. Watch your viral load and CD4 cell counts every 3 months if you can. Under the current guidelines in the US, you do not need treatment but can ask for it if you want . IT is a personal decision. Some people chose to start... Read more »
Hi... I recently got diagnosed with HIV and my first cd4/viral labs were done 2 months ago....cd4 - 439, vl - 1392. I just got my 2nd round of tests done and my cd4 went up to 519, and my vl went to 5,337..... Before this last round I also recieved...
...can look at a few more points on the line to see where the trend is going. Yes, immunizations, particularly in people not on HIV
meds, can cause the viral load to increase transiently for a few weeks. Read more »
During a routine blood test -- during a yearly physical -- my husband was told he had anemia (low red blood cells count (60% -- he is missing 40%!!) -- the problem is that he feels fine -- never been sick in his life (he is 72)and does not want to...
...HelloA 40% reduction in the red blood cell count
(RBC)is significant. I can't comment too much without further medical information. Does your husband have HIV
disease? Certain Read more »
...Cell Tests Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. This is measured by three main tests. The Red Blood Cell Count
(RBC) is the total number of red blood cells. Hemoglobin (HGB) is a protein in red blood cells... Read more »
...affect red blood cells and their oxygen-carrying capacity. In addition, drugs such as AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) may lead to low red blood cell count
s due to bone marrow suppression, while other medications such as ribavirin (used to treat... Read more »
... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV
Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
...Blood Cell (RBC) Count RBCs are produced in your bone marrow, and they carry oxygen and carbon dioxide through your body. The RBC count
is the number of red blood cells found in a small amount of blood called a cubic milliliter, or mL. Normal... Read more »
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV
. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV
all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »
...Painless genital ulceration. 9. Night Sweats It is my understanding that many of these symptoms are statistically significant for HIV
ARS. In the many months following I have experienced many diagnosed medical conditions and issues, some minor,... Read more »