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Does Hiv Impact Red Or White Cells

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Retrovir

...nausea, and fingernail discoloration. Zidovudine (AZT) has been associated with alteration of various cells in the blood through bone marrow suppression, resulting in anemia (low red blood cell counts) and/or neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), particularly during the first three months of therapy in people with advanced HIV. Potential exists for severe anemia requiring blood transfusion, erythropoietin injections, or hospitalization...
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Difference between HIV impact and hereditary issues?

Hello. I am female, 32yrs old, and have been HIV+ since 1990 (based on history, though I was not tested until 1998.) When I tested + (and at that time we did the double-test-to-confirm) I immediately began meds - but they nearly killed me... then...
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
...It is very unlikely that any of the stuff that has come after HIV is HIV infection related, except for the thrush and recurrent pneumonia. I can't comment on why various tests were negative or Read more »

red , white blood cell count on hiv neg. or pos.

I have been worried if I was infected with hiv years ago. I recently had blood work done and my red and white blood cell counts were normal. Would it be possible for the counts to be normal if I was hiv positive for several years?
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, Read more »

Blood levels and HIV

I am 5mnths pregnant and I recently tested positive to HIV.This was after all the other tests for STD's as well as pap smear were done and were clean. My percentage for white blood cells was normal as well as well as red blood cells.Does HIV have...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...HIV can have many different effects on the blood, often being associated with low red blood cells and at time even white blood cells. Read more »

tired of transfusions

Dr. Bob,Howdy from the South!I have written before and your information has helped me beyond measure. I am still having a huge problem with anemia. I am being transfused every 2 weeks and recently have cut that time to once a week. My red blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exam, I really can't diagnose the exact cause of your problem. Neither Kaletra nor Truvada are commonly associated with red or white cell suppression. However, that you didn't need transfusions during your three-month drug holiday is certainly... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...might include the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes, liver, genital tract and joints. This form occurs most often in people with low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ). This type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cause health problems. White Blood Cell Tests White blood cells (also called leukocytes) help fight infections in the body. White Blood Cell Count (WBC) is the total number of white blood cells. A high WBC usually means that the body is... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...infections such as tuberculosis , histoplasmosis or other infection. Low counts also indicate a greater risk to infection. White Cell Differential: This is a breakdown of the different types of white blood cells as percentages of the total... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: March Aims to Call Attention to the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black Community

...23 at the Hosanna Community Foundation, 2171 NW 56th St. I encourage everyone to make Feb. 7 the day you get educated about HIV and a day when you talk to others, your family members, your friends, and your partners about HIV, said Dr. Kevin... Read more »
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Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being from Canada, Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low... Read more »

Can't breath...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The girl from this summer who had an HIV test and from whom I received unprotected oral had a doc appt for results today for HIV, red blood cell count, white blood cells, Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...school, (almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested in interviewing people on this subject. i have my own story and how my... Read more »