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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...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. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system and helpdefend the body against infection. A normal total WBC count is 4,500-10,000. Ahigh count...
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flaky skin

i have HIV and recently my face and scalp have become so dry and flaky. i am presently taking Lamzid and feverenz as my medication. is there a connection to my being HIV positive and what can i do to releave the dryness and itchines.tammy
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tammy,HIV disease is associated with a variety of dermatological problems. Luckily most of them can be kept in reasonably good control Read more »

THANK YOU (Fresh blood- scared and worried)

Hey Doc, THANK YOU for replying to my message and thank you for making me feel better.Thank you for all the work you do and for helping so many people. Doc, you have a great personality and a great sense of humour - we South Africans like a "lekker"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(www.concertedeffort.org). Both are warmly appreciated.Regarding your follow-up question, even with a cut lip that was actively bleeding, your HIV-acquisition risk remains nonexistent. I suggest less worrying and more "lekker"-ing.Dr. BobFresh... Read more »

Fresh Blood - I am so scared and Worried

Hey DocThank you for all the work you do. I think it is amazing that you go out your way to help people. Please help me with my stress. The situation is as follow:I was at a friends place and I was helping a lady in the kitchen to cook food. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Do you need to worry? Nope! Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Read more »

Scared & Ashamed II

Hi Dr. Bob, I've been to your forum so much. I've noticed you haven't been posting many responses lately. I hope your doing O.K. & that it's because your just taking a short break & it's nothing serious.When & If you are able to respond to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety. Anti-anxiety medication or counseling may help you cope with these unwarranted fears while you wait out the window period.4.Finally, although I doubt I have to tell you this now, as I'm sure you've now learned this lesson the hard way,... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...(PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

HIV WORRY NO HELP

Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
...hi :) Back in 1998 i saw an escort. About 4 weeks later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore. I had my first UTi in 2000. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »