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What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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low hemoglobin but normal iron, B12 levels

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a 39 yr old woman with HIV (I guess technically AIDS). I am undetectable and have 400 CD4 cells (was once down to 10 when I had MAC in 1996). Anyway, my hemoglobin is 87 and my energy is rock bottom. In November my hemoglobin was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Kathleen,The normal range for hemoglobin in women is 12-16 g/dL. You've dropped from 11.4 to 8.7 g/dL over recent months. No wonder your energy level has hit "rock bottom." You might also be experiencing other symptoms... Read more »

hcv with high iron and ferritin levels

My iron and ferritin levels are high and my doctor tells me that my hcv can cause this. However, I have a family history of iron overloads without hcv. Is it possible I have hemachromatosis (could be misspelled) in addition to hcv and even if I do...
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
Yes, that is possible and can be tested for by your doctor.... Read more »

Thyroid T4 Levels/Relationship To HIV?

If someone was infected with HIV, would a Thyroid Panel Test indicate infection due to lower than normal levels of Total T4? Is there any relationship between Thyroid T4 and the T4 cells that are affected from HIV? I am a 30 year old male and my...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Your thyroid panel and HIV should have no connection. Rarely patients with HIV infection can get hyperthyroidism after they begin antiretroviral treatment.... Read more »

Iron suppliments for hiv persons

Hello Doctor, I just started meds on feb 15 of this year, but in relatively good health all this while. Have been expeeriencing major hairfall for the last 3-4 months and it got worse when i fell ill in jan and had to take anti biotics. My...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Hair loss can be due to stress, genetics, micronutrient deficiencies, effect of the testosterone metabolite DHT on hair follicles, and medications.I would not take iron unless you have low iron levels proven by blood tests. Supplementing iron when... Read more »
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Posted by steelah343, 1 Reply
I just recently had an HIV test for the first time. I'm currently waiting results.
The impetus for the test was an increase in liver enzyme levels, which my doctor tells me have doubled (from 20s to 40s) in the past two years.

Again, I'm not certain... Read more »

Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
Looking for some insight....I was diagnosed a month ago after finding out that my girlfriend tested positive for HIV. The way we found out is because we are expecting a child. It came as a huge surprise to both of us because we are both straight,... Read more »

Trying to be complete, scared on many levels. Hope I'm wrong and just crazy.

Posted by terrorized, 6 Replies
So here we go. This is quite the story, but maybe some here have been in similar positions.

I am 34 years old, seperated from my wife for 2 years, and just left a relationship with a 21 year old girl I met at college who I know now is a highly... Read more »

Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
Morning all from across the pond.... wondered if anyone could help a worried Brit who has made the mistake of visiting too many websites for information and ended up focusing on the worst case scenarios!

This site appears to be extremely "level... Read more »