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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...show the normal range and highlight any test results outside the normal range. For more information 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 Blood Cell Count (RBC) is the total number of red blood cells. Hemoglobin (HGB) is a protein in...
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Low white blood cell count

The good news is my new change meds has viral load to undectable and cd4 at 444. Yea!! Hiv plus since 1987. I have a very resistant virus and take Intelence, Truvada, Prezista & Norvir, and Isentress. My wbc is 2.8 which is the lowest reading since...
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
...about which drugs would get peeled off if that becomes necessary to solve the problem. You are in no immediate danger with that decreased WBC, although your absolute CD4 count could artificially drop a bit. Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count

First, let me say that some of your responses I have read have left me in tears. If ever want to try a second career stand up comedy could be a good fit.My situation I have had 4 patners in the last 3 months all hetro vaginal sex and one hetro anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recommend PCR screening for routine HIV screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical concerns, cost, etc. Your elevated liver function studies deserve follow-up for all types of hepatitis as well as other ailments that can... Read more »

After 1 month of treatment go from bad to worse?

After many months of enduring off and on night sweats, slow weight loss, high fevers off and on, constant fatigue, swollen glands (especially in the groin, some small lumps in the neck) and after the dentist pointed out a large purple lesion on the...
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
...lot going on. It is quite possible that the some of the medications, combined with an active herpes outbreak, contributed to low white blood cell and CD4 counts, even though you are starting HIV treatment. Your fevers and sweats could all be... Read more »

CBC counts dropping

Hi,I started taking Combivir in Dec. 2000, to replace the Zerit/Epivir regimen I was on. I also take Viramune. My hematology counts have changed since starting the Combivir and I'd like your opinion on the significance/insignificance of the change....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells are trending down. You are not in the danger zone yet, but you should certainly be monitored closely. Neutropenia, i.e. low white blood cells, can make you more susceptible to certain infections. Anemia, low red blood cells, is associated... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...should have a CBC every 3-6 months. CBC testing is done more often in people with symptoms of low red blood cells ( anemia ), low white blood cells ( leukopenia ) and low platelets ( thrombocytopenia ). In each case, if a change occurs that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...every six months, and more often if they are experiencing symptoms or taking drugs associated with low blood cell counts. Red Blood Cells Red blood cells (erythrocytes) carry oxygen from the lungs to the body's cells, bound to a molecule called... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...various cells in the blood through bone marrow suppression, resulting in anemia (low red blood cell counts) and/or neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), particularly during the first three months of therapy in people with advanced HIV.... Read more »
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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex and... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative... Read more »

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 »

Dr. Urkie.(resultados de CBC)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... VALUE FLAG LOW HIGH UNIT WBC'S AUTO 7.3 4.0 11.0 THOU/UL RBC, AUTO 4.71 4.7 6.1 MIL/UL HGB 15.0 ... Read more »