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The Well Project

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

...testsmeasure liver enzymes such as alanine transaminase (ALT or SGPT), aspartatetransaminase (AST or SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may indicate liver problems. Taking the HIVdrug Reyataz (atazanavir) can increase bilirubin levels. However,...
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HIV misdiagnosis?

Hi,It is so hard to get an answer on this site. Can you please answer my question so I leave my worries behind once and for all! Thank you Dr. DeJesus.Does drinking alot of hot fluids before an HIV test affect the HIV antibody levels in your blood?...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...be affected by a heavy fluid intake. On the other hand, depending on the type of fluid you may ingest, you may cause other "electrolytes" problems that can seriously compromise your health by an excessive fluid intake. Hope this help. Read more »

Lab numbers, medication?

Hi... I recently got diagnosed with HIV and my first cd4/viral labs were done 2 months ago....cd4 - 439, vl - 1392. I just got my 2nd round of tests done and my cd4 went up to 519, and my vl went to 5,337..... Before this last round I also recieved...
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
...can look at a few more points on the line to see where the trend is going. Yes, immunizations, particularly in people not on HIV meds, can cause the viral load to increase transiently for a few weeks. Read more »

High Blood Pressure

I have been HIV positive since 1983, started treatment in 1996 with a CD4 count of 20. I am currently taking Kivexa, Tenofovir and Nevirapine. I have diabetes which is controlled by diet. My blood pressure has always good - about 130/65. However,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...between tenofovir and high blood pressure independent of any renal problems (can be assessed by measuring creatinine clearance, electrolyte levels, protein in urine, cystatin C or other measures). High blood pressure is common in the general... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), many HIV positive people have traded these concerns for worries about body shape changes, elevated blood lipids, and other metabolic complications associated with antiretroviral therapy. Fortunately,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

... Chemistry (Chem) Screen The Electrolytes Kidney Function Tests Liver Function Tests Other Blood Chemistry Tests For More Information Chemistry (Chem) Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...decide how to stop your HIV drugs, when to restart, andwhich ones to take when you go back to treatment. If you have only slightlyelevated lactate levels and no symptoms, you may not need to change your HIVtreatment regimen. Risk Factors ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...acid) supplements Drink Plenty of Fluids Diarrhea can cause you to lose a lot of your body's water and vital nutrients (electrolytes). If the water is not replaced you will become dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include: Thirst,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...nephrons. They: eliminate wastes from the body, regulate the volume and pressure of blood, and control levels of electrolytes and blood acidity. How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? Unfortunately, most... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Highly resistant HIV

Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
...is right. It has been a month after finding out positive. I just found out my lab results yesterday and it shows I have a high resistant form of HIV. I am just looking to hear from others who have a highly resistant strain. I am on 5 meds,... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
...My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently Read more »