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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV Resistance Tests Other Tests That
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AIDS/HIV and red blood cell problems

One of my dearest friends is a man who, because of his sexual behavior, is at great risk for AIDS. He recently has been treated by a hematologist for a red blood cell problem--his counts are way too high. The treatment (in addition to many tests)...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
...The condition you are describing is known as polycythemia or erythrocytosis, which is characterized by enhanced stimulation of red blood cell production (the opposite of anemia). Polycythemia can be caused by many factors including low... Read more »

Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test. Read more »

Megablastic Anemia & Hemolysis

I'm a 35yr old woman. I've been HIV+ since 2001. My VL is undetectable, but my T-Cell count is at 45. Because of this & not being able to get my WBC above 1500 without the use of Neupogen (which my ins will no longer auth), my doctor sent me to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...expected. The red cells are growing at an increased rate and are slightly larger than normal in size. This could suggest the red blood cells are being broken down to quickly elsewhere (hemolysis). The white cells are growing at a slower rate than... Read more »

HIV anemia tiredness vs. exhaustion

Hello,Could you tell me the difference between HIV anemia tiredness and HIV anemia exhaustion?Thank-you....you're the best. You always make me smile.Smiley
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chronic disease or AZT-induced anemia, then the treatment of choice would be Procrit. Procrit stimulates the production of new red blood cells. More red blood cells mean more energy. It has a proven safety track record and has been shown in... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...on laboratory test results, see Fact Sheet 120 or lab tests online at www.labtestsonline.org/ . Red Blood Cell Tests Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. This is measured by three main tests. The Red... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...glutamyl transferase) W M W M No conversion Hematocrit W 36.0% - 46.0% of red blood cells M 37.0% - 49.0% of red blood cells W 0.36-0.46 fraction of red blood cells M 0.37-0.49... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein... Read more »
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Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...the clear. That if i was infeced w. the virus all the test will have different results , specially the white blood cell and red blood cells. She just discoverd that i've a lot of crystas in my urin and that i have a waring sign w. diabitis b/c... Read more »

atripla

Posted by 1xltnbear2go, 1 Reply
...labs today that concerned me a bit. I am type II diabetic for 5 years, and HIV + asymptomatic for 23 years this April. My RBC was low: 4.09 (anemia?) range:4.10-5.60. MCV is high: 107 range: 88-98. MCH is high:37.2 range: 27.0-34.0. However,... Read more »

disturbing trend any thoughts?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
...I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know Read more »

CBC after 12 years

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been infected for 10+ years who is not requiring meds and has a been getting CBC results well within the normal ranges (ie: RBC, WBC, etc..)? Please share. Read more »