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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...range. The rangeslisted below are general and may not be exactly the same as your lab. Look atyour lab report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a sample of your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some...
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HIV Medication

I was diagnosed with HIV in July, 2006 within 2 weeks of being exposed. In fact I tested negative for the antibodies, but my doctor did another test - testing for the actual virus - which is how it was discovered. He figured it best to put me on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Two quick points:1.You should have a repeat HIV test to confirm you are indeed HIV infected. It's possible you were in the midst of your window period and would therefore test Read more »

Megablastic Anemia & Hemolysis

I'm a 35yr old woman. I've been HIV+ since 2001. My VL is undetectable, but my T-Cell count is at 45. Because of this & not being able to get my WBC above 1500 without the use of Neupogen (which my ins will no longer auth), my doctor sent me to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...expected. The red cells are growing at an increased rate and are slightly larger than normal in size. This could suggest the red blood cells are being broken down to quickly elsewhere (hemolysis). The white cells are growing at a slower rate than... Read more »

Are high MCV and MCH okay?

Dr. Mark, I hope you can help me out. I'm living in Mexico City and getting treatment and, as there is the potential for miscommunication, I'd like to pose a question to you so I have a good understanding in English before heading off to see 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
...Although your red blood cells are a little low you do not have anemia based on your normal hemoglobin level. YOu are correct, the high MCV and MCH are from Read more »

enlarged red blood cells

Help!I just came back from my doctor's office and have received my latest 3 month work-up (blood studies). I am really concerned about 2 of the findings. Prior to having my blood drawn I had been fasting for 12 hours. My most recent FBS came back...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Hi,The "mega something" most likely refers to the size of your red blood cells. When red blood cells are pushed out of the bone marrow (where they are made) early, they are often over-sized which we term Read more »
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Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...on laboratory test results, see Fact Sheet 120 or lab tests online at www.labtestsonline.org/ . Red Blood Cell Tests Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. This is measured by three main tests. The Red... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...in a liquid called plasma. The complete blood count (CBC) is an inventory of the different cellular components of the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test is important because people with HIV may have low blood cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase or SGOT); used with the ALT test to detect liver disease. Bilirubin (a yellow fluid produced when red blood cells break down). High levels can indicate liver disease but might also be caused by the antiviral... Read more »
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disturbing trend any thoughts?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
...I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...months after birth to normal levels (Witt 2007). In the second human study researchers looked at a gene involved in building red blood cell walls - glycophorin A (GPA) - in the blood of children born to women who had been taking both zidovudine... Read more »

atripla

Posted by 1xltnbear2go, 1 Reply
...labs today that concerned me a bit. I am 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,... Read more »

Dr. Urkie.(resultados de CBC)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... VALUE FLAG LOW HIGH UNIT WBC'S AUTO 7.3 4.0 11.0 THOU/UL RBC, AUTO 4.71 4.7 6.1 MIL/UL HGB 15.0 ... Read more »