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Female Hiv Testing Blood

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blood count numbers

I am a 48 year old female that is HIV positive. I recently had a blood test that showed hemoglobin 15.4 and hematocrit 46.6. My CD4 count is 610 virus is undetectable. What could be causing the high numbers on my blood test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,High numbers?!?! What high numbers? Both your hemoglobin and absolute CD4 count are within the normal range. Normal hemoglobin values in women can range from 12 to 16 g/dL.Dr. Bob Read more »

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

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Women and HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
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Posted by johnson39595, 1 Reply
...I had an encounter on jan.10 where I was not protected when receiving oral sex, and I placed my finger in the females vagina and when I looked at it there was blood. There was some abrasion on the head of my penis where the teeth scraped. I got Read more »

test positive but do not now how I got it

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I give blood to the blood center in new york for years and on Jan 10 they let me know that I positive I told the women that she was out of Read more »

tested after 17 days

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and got on anitbiotics to clear it up. I just had a blood test at 17 days for other STDs and it came back negitive. I know HIV results are generally unsignificant until 12 weeks. Can I take any comfort in these results or is it way too early... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold sores bumps or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how... Read more »