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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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CD4 high CD8 high total lymphocytes high

Hi Doctor,I just got my CD4/CD8 and FBC labs and they are as follow:1) FCBAll parameters are within the standard range, in the exception of the total lymphocyte count which is of 5.2 billion (std range 1-4)2) My CD4 is 802 but 16.8% and my CD8 is...
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
Your CD8 increase is a natural reaction to HIV infection. No, I would not recommend starting HAART.... 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
There hasn't been much of a link established 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).... Read more »

Low Blood Sodium(Electrolyte)

what foods can i stop eating and start eating to boost my blood sodium levels?I become very dizzy most of the times....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You could be hypoglycemic, have too low of a blood pressure,have an inner ear problem, etc . So talk to your doctor and do not assume your sodium is low. If it is, there is a metabolic reason that your doctor needs to address.Nelson... Read more »

high cd4s/moderately high viral load

I decided ten weeks ago to go off my hiv medications . I was experiencing some kidney difficulty-namely 3 incidents of kidney stones and a recent incident of a blockage.My kidney fuction was not normal. At that time my cd4s were 900 and my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A CD4 count of 25000-if that is the correct figure-is abnormal and would raise concern for some form of lymphoproliferative condition that can cause its own problems. I do not recommend AIDS patients to stop antiretroviral medication-there has been... Read more »
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ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE(Low Salt in blood)

Posted by Jet, 1 Reply
what are some of the known vitamins to buy in store to boost low salt in blood?i am told my blood salt is low and need to increase to avoid dizziness and weakness in bones.
Please drop me what to eat and what not to
fruits_which ones
Food-which ones
Vit... Read more »

High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

Highly resistant HIV

Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
I have posted under different topics, really never sure which one 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... Read more »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »