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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...hematocrit can indicate anemia. With anemia, the cells do not get enough oxygen to function normally. People with anemia feel tired all the time and might look pale. See Fact Sheet 551 on fatigue and Fact Sheet 552 on anemia. Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) measures the average volume (size) of individual red blood cells. A low MCV means that the cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic...
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hiv/hvc coinfected

can you tell me what the following mean or stand for on my labs1. hemoglobin2. hemacrit3.MCV4.MCH5.MCHCThanks -s- steve gambino6.RDWFrom 3-6 are most important to me. i just what to know what the initials stand for and if you have space and time,...
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
...This are all measurements of red blood cell size and hemoglobin content.MCV-mean corpuscular volumeMCH-mean corpuscular hemoglobinMCHC-mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentrationRDW- red cell distribution width. Read more »


Im HIV+ & on Septrin (Co-trimoxazole)160/180mg 1 tab,Sustiva 600mg (efivarenz)1 tab& Lamivudine/Zidovudine daily can this coz high GT(528),AST (121),(ALT 131)MCV (113.6). My VL is 48, & White Blood cells 120. I'm 37yrs and occassionally take about...
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
...First the easy one. The Zidovudine is causing the MCV elevation. That number reflects the size of red blood cells and will not cause you any real harm (unless you have anemia) and Read more »

CBC results - low RBCs with High MCV values

On my past 2 CBCs, 09/2006 and 02/2007, my RBCs have been low (3.61 has been the lowest) and the MCV value has been high (highest has been 104.4). I have been HIV+ since 04/2004 and on Sustiva and Truvada since 07/2004. I have also had a recent...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide range of conditions can lead to mild anemia and/or macrocytotis in HIV+ persons on treatment. Potential contributing factors include vitamin/mineral deficiencies (such as folic acid, vitamin B12, Read more »

Good news from Thailand and some ??

Hello Dr. Bob,First of all, how are you ? All your friends here in Thailand hope you are doing well.As you might remember through the millions of posts you are receiving me and my wife tested hiv+ 2 years ago in Thailand. My wife started meds...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suppress bone marrow function, which leads to decreased red blood cell production and an increased red blood cell size. (MCV is mean corpuscular volume, a measure of red blood cell size.)The changes in RDW-CV and MCV are not at all worrisome. As... Read more »
Project Inform

Meningococcal Vaccine Appears Safe in Youth With HIV

...presentation at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA in Washington, DC showed positive results from a study of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4, also called Menactra) in youth living with HIV. The MCV4 vaccine prevents infection with the N. meningitidis ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 31.0-37.0 g/dl 310-370 g/liter x 10 MCV (Mean corpuscular volume) W 78-102 µm 3 M 78-100 µm 3 W 78-102 fl M 78-100 fl No... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...values indicate the thickness of the blood as well as its ability to carry oxygen. A low hematocrit also indicates anemia. Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) The MCV measures the average size of red blood cells. The average MCV ranges from 80-100... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Posted by 1xltnbear2go, 1 Reply
...type II diabetic for 5 years, and HIV + asymptomatic for 23 years this April. My RBC was low: 4.09 (anemia?) range:4.10-5.60. MCV is high: 107 range: 88-98. MCH is high:37.2 range: 27.0-34.0. However, I feel good about my cd4 helper: 920, and... Read more »

Dr. Urkie.(resultados de CBC)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... 15.0 14.0 18.0 G/DL HCT, AUTO 43.2 42 52 % MCV 91.7 80 94 FL MCH 31.8 ... Read more »

la prueba dio negatica hoy recojo la siguiente

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hola, hace 5 semanas del riesgo me hice una prueba de anticuerpos (Elisa 4generacion) la cual dio negativa, tambien a las 5 semanas me hice una PCR ARN ultrasensible la cual dio indetectable. Hoy voy a recojer una nueva prueba de anticuerpos a las 8... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »