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If T-cells Are High Can Someone Still Contract Hiv

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...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 femtoliters (fL). A low MCV shows that cells are smaller than normal. This may be due to an iron deficiency or chronic disease. MCV is generally higher than normal in people taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) or in people with vitamin B12 and folic acid...
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Re; Viral Load and AIDS, July 23rd. Not a question but hope

Hello Dr. Bob! Dr. Bob, I just wanted to respond to this post as hope in reference to my situation. Unfortunately I too caught my dx late. I wanted to let this person know that yes, it will get better. When I was diagnosed I had t-cell count of 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with HIV and two weeks later diagnosed with AIDS. Evidently, I should have been more proactive about getting tested because my T-cell count was 150 and viral load 44,000. Based on these numbers and the progression to AIDS, my doctor says that it... Read more »

just diagnosed hiv, good t-cell,low viral load, but very high crp

dear robert frascino,i am from germany, 34 years old and i was diagnosed hiv three weeks ago which was a big shock. i had a kind of infect that did not go away, fewer, nightsweats,cough. very hig crp nobody found something..the third doktor made...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...damaging immune inflammation and also to preserve immune function.Unfortunately, I cannot diagnose the cause of your anemia or elevated CRP over the Internet.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease in which the body's... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease in which the body's... Read more »
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Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis after stopping CMV maintenance therapy in AIDS patients with sustained elevations in CD4 T cells in response to highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis 1998;177:1182-7. 420. Torriani FJ, Freeman WR,... Read more »
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Basic Science Review

...Success Trouble at the Nodes? Coughing Up CAF Striking the Balance T Cell Crosstalk: Communication Via CD40 Memory CD8 T Cells Hang Tough This is the first in a series of periodic reviews of the scientific literature that the Basic... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...Lymphocytes: there are two main types of lymphocytes. B cells produce antibodies that fight foreign invaders in the body, while T cells target infected or cancerous cells and help coordinate the overall immune response. A normal lymphocyte count... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...make some hormones. After eating, energy that is not needed rightaway is converted into triglycerides, which is stored in fat cells. While having some cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood is importantfor the body to function properly,... Read more »
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AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that has AIDS Vs HIV is there a high change that I would get the virus? See this whole AIDS or HIV can get you mixed up. Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...same hand tingling once in a while. We both are experiencing an unusal increase in stomach rumbling. I am convinced that I've contracted hiv and have given it to my wife. Also, I'm worried about our children getting it through oral contact. We... Read more »

Has KS been forgetten?

Posted by curi0us, 2 Replies
...right away. Last september I contracted foliculitis/MRSA (probably from the gym) and was given bactrim to clear it up. I was highly allergic to the bactrim and was changed to Doxycyclin; the skin infection left some realy nasty spots across my... Read more »