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HIV Lab Work

Ok, so ive had hiv for approx 3 years now , and i just got my latest blood work yesterday with 8 areas out of normal range and i would like to know if you think if my time to start taking meds is becoming close Cd4 is at 504 ( was at 700 3 months...
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
...From purely an HIV standpoint, you are in pretty good shape. You don't indicate what the prior CD4% was, but assuming it was around 28%, your change Read more »

HIV+ working at Microbiology Lab

Dear Doctor,If I am HIV+ and I am working at the Microbiology lab which is bacteriology and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Container AIDS Labs Could Work Across Africa: U.S. Company

... The head of global health for a U.S. medical equipment supplier is touting a plan to convert shipping containers into HIV/AIDS diagnostic labs in resource-limited settings in Africa and elsewhere. "I think it's a very exciting concept and I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: LabNow Lands $20 Million for AIDS Work

...Administration approval for monitoring CD4 lymphocytes, which are a key factor in assessing whether HIV drug treatments are working or need adjustments. LabNow CEO Rick Hawkins said he hopes to sell the device to nonprofits, universities, and... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV Resistance Tests Other Tests That May Be Done Table of Common Tests and Ranges Interpreting Viral Load Numbers... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...that the test measures is called HIV RNA. Testing viral load is important for monitoring HIV disease and how well therapy is working. When HIV levels decrease, it's a sign that potent anti-HIV therapy is working. When HIV levels increase, it's... Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood work that extensive throughout the entire treatment of HIV? Read more »

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 Read more »

CD-4 lab work back

Posted by shannon, 5 Replies
...up for and the folks at the clinic are going to hook him up with meds as soon as they can file all the indigent patient paperwork. It's really disappointing to hear he'll have to be on meds right away. How bad is 242? And is it possible that... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" Read more »