Hiv Levels In Blood

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Blood levels and HIV

I am 5mnths pregnant and I recently tested positive to HIV.This was after all the other tests for STD's as well as pap smear were done and were clean. My percentage for white blood cells was normal as well as well as red blood cells.Does HIV have...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...HIV can have many different effects on the blood, often being associated with low red blood cells and at time even white blood cells. As you know, the most important measure is the CD4 lymphocyte count and viral load.Being Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Blood Fat Levels and Anti-HIV Drugs: Now What?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Johnson & Johnson Seeks Full FDA Approval for HIV Treatment

...effectiveness. According to data submitted by Tibotec, 60 percent of patients taking Intelence for four months had undetectable HIVlevels in their blood, compared with 39 percent of patients taking a placebo. Back to other news for February... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Treating HIV/AIDS

...drugs may cause negative side-effects. Viral Load Tests Physicians use viral load testing to monitor the progress of HIVlevels in the blood and to help decide if or when to change medications. The goal of treatment is to keep the blood level... Read more »
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More Monotherapy Data Underscore Its Potential to Harm

...of the first 30 enrolled. In September 2008, the protocol committee stopped the study due to 6 volunteers showing detectable HIV levels in blood. By that time, 60 had been enrolled and 29 of them were taking the single-drug therapy. People who... Read more »
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