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How Can Hiv Affect The Red Blood Cell

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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persistent sore thraot lasting for 3 weeks, elevated white blood cell, and invisible blood in urine (white and red cell)

i had unprotected sex with one girl before 7 weeks and 4 days, and after 4 weeks u start feeling fatigue and sore throat no more sgins and sometimes abdominal pain ... i went to the clinic and make CBC and the result was normal except for the WBC...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The symptoms you describe are not typical for acute HIV infection other than the sore throat which can be seen. It is possible that you have contracted an STD such as herpes which can give you urinary symptoms and would not respond to antibiotics.... Read more »

hemaglowbin, white cells, red cells, blood

I have been getting neuponen, and procrit to build blood cells. Blood cells when to 2.8 and climbing, but hemaglowbin remained at 7.8 and has not changed. Was taken off the neuponen and procrit and told to increase intake of feosol.Hemoglobin the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With a hemoglobin of 7.8, you are certainly anemic. The fact you were also on neupogen would indicate that your white blood cells were also low (neutropenia). The real question here is what's causing your anemia/neutropenia. Once the... Read more »

low red blood cell & white cells

HiI'm a 40 yr old male and I've been pos for 6 yrs and taking ziagen,epivir & norvir for about that long. V/L undect, T-cells 340. Just recently triglycerides jumped to over 500. Taking Tricor for about 4 months. About 1 month ago...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J,There are many potential possibilities here and it is difficult to comment without seeing the rest of your laboratory results. Could it be the medications? Yes, it's possible. Norvir in particular can cause problems with triglycerides (and... Read more »

Blood for T cell test taken during glucose tolerance test: could it affect the results of the T cell test?

Dr.Moyle,During a glucose tolerance test (I was actually having it done per your recommendation), they drew blood for a T cell subset. I was to have had a T cell subset done late next week, but I thought that, since they had the needle in my vein...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
it should make no difference. There are many things reported to modestly influence CD4 and VL tests but fed and fasted states are not one that is considered important. Vigourous excercise, smoking, infections and vaccinations are the most well known... Read more »
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Red Cross Donate Blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I donated blood about 3.5 weeks ago NOT TO GET AN HIV TEST. I answered truthfully and for heterosexual men I guess they don't care much because I was able to answer 100% truthfully. So don't get upset at me please!

But my question was that I had... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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Update: Son has low red blood count

Posted by mom2w, 1 Reply
Hi all,
My son's wife and I accompanied him to his second Dr. appointment yesterday. This was a scheduled 2 week check. During his checkup it showed he was running a fever of 101.2.

The Dr. called back last night reporting his red blood cells were... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »