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 »
The Center for AIDS

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

...fat changes (lipodystrophy), insulin resistance and diabetes, among others. We are also seeing increases, sometimes to extreme levels, in the amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood, a syndrome called dyslipidemia ... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

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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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...angry that my doctors never impressed upon me that an undetectable viral load does not mean that you do not have significant levels of HIV in you system, particularly in non-blood sources such as lymphatic and spinal fluid. The result of this... Read more »

thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later saying that my levels of bilirubin (from liver) were a little... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies's my question. my father is a doctor, and we were recently discussing HIV testing and blood work, he told me that if you are HIV + regardless of whether you take the test or not it will show up in your blood work that Read more »

menstrual blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can you get hiv from menstrual blood? Read more »
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