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Hiv Attacking The White Blood Cells

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Dr Bob...pls reply

Hello Dr,You've been so very kind to all, please you seems to be my last hope amongst all hopelessness. CDC mentions fingering as risk, I got bruises from hitting on ice bag as punch.My bruises were in morning around 9:30 AM, I did not bleed alot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the tiniest bit overdramatic???Bruises are black-and-blue marks that don't break the skin. As such the skin remains "intact." HIV cannot permeate intact skin, even bruised intact skin, OK?1.I'd say your chances are excellent.2.No, not if the skin... Read more »

Spontaneous Clearence of HVC

I had Hep C, however I spontaneously cleared the virus. I just have the antibodies. I don't know... Read more »

HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...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 these cells in a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...(CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...a weakened defense against infections and cancer. Which disease-fighting cells does HIV attack? CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that fights infections. They are also called CD4+ T cells or CD4 T lymphocytes. A CD4 count is the number... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from... Read more »
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Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
...Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can someone clarify this issue to me in regard to the viral load and why a Read more »

terminology

Posted by usn694, 3 Replies
i am wondering about how the t cells and CD4 count works....i tried reading up on it, but i confused myself on it lol.i dont understand which should be higher to stay healthy. any info would be greatly appreciated. Read more »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cbc and on another that wbc is high in acute hiv whats true ?? Both. There's a big difference between saying that a white blood cell count might be high during acute HIV infection and saying that you can rule out HIV infection if it... Read more »

searching for vaccine will it help people already?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...system. Unlike viruses like polio, which targets cells of the nervous system, HIV attacks T-cells, macrophages and other types of white blood cells, the very defenses needed to resist infection. "Initially, the immunity response to HIV in the... Read more »