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How To Build Red Blood Cells In Hiv Patients

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Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to have with their doctor. Many people develop a more assertive attitude about their health and well-being when they find out they have HIV. Because HIV disease and treatment is complicated, making decisions about when, how and whether to start anti-HIV therapy isn't always easy. One great...
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Drop in red blood cells fairly new patient

Hey Doctor,I am a fairly newly diagnosed patient on Truvada and Insentress and am also a diabetic. I have been a diabetic for over 20 years. During my recent labs 10 days ago my red blood cell count has dropped to the lower percentage of 3.97. My...
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
You don't indicate what your starting RBC count was or whether you are a man or women, which makes a difference, as the normal levels are different based on gender. It is also important to note what the other laboratory results for your blood... 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 »

High red blood cell count; is this a set-up for a stroke?

You have helped me before so I have come back again. My HIV positive brother has a high red blood cell count and extremely high blood pressure. He saw a hemotologist today and the best info I could get from my brother is that they are going to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although many HIV patients have a tendancy to develop anemia (low blood count), it is indeed true that some develop too high of a red blood cell count. This condition goes under various names including erythrocytosis and polycythemia. His doctor... Read more »

High Red blood cell count

Hello Dr. Nelson,I am hiv+, on Atripla for 3 years, CD4 count around 400, undectectable viral load, on testosterone injections for 6 years, synthroid for hypothyroidism, hcg and blood pressure medicine. The last few blood tests show I have an...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Talk to your doctor about ordering therapeutic phlebotomy on you. Print this report out and give him a copy: <a href="http://www.thebodypro.com/content/64756/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-polycythemia.html"... 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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BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction Sothebys

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SEE RED & BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction

Sothebys New York 14th February 2008

"An error can never become true however many times you repeat it. " Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948).

We are calling upon Bono of The (Project) Red Campaign, Damien Hirst,... 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 »