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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It
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CBC Results Normal after one year of possible HIV exposition?

I am a male of 16 years and I had a possible exposition of HIV, one year ago. Recently, I had a CBC made for the college. And the results were pretty normal: WBC 7.1, RBC 5.55, HTC 47.9, PLT 229, LYMPH% 43%. My question is: With this results, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,CBC (complete blood count) tests cannot be used to diagnose HIV disease. The only way to diagnose HIV disease is to get a specific test for the virus. (See below.)Dr. BobCBC and HIVAug 5, 2007 Read more »

low red blood cell count

I recently had an hiv test done 7 months after exposure and they also did a complete blood test. My hiv test was negative but my red blood cell count was low. I have read that this could be a sign of hiv. Would you suggest I retest or would 7 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible exposure means you are HIV negative. A low red blood cell count means you are anemic. Even though some people with HIV/AIDS are anemic, these are two very distinct conditions. The vast majority of people with anemia are not HIV... Read more »

CBC and HIV

If a CBC cant rule out nor suggest possible HIV why is it that when you are hiv positive they request a CBC. With a CBC they check for various blood counts, therefore if these blood counts appear somewhat abnormal before an HIV test is done would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope!Complete blood counts are very useful tests for diagnosing many conditions, but HIV is not one of them! For instance, a CBC can be helpful in diagnosing anemia (low red blood cells). However, it does not tell Read more »

First change in meds

Dear docs,I begun HAART last May. My v/l was 100k and CD4 380. I begun takink AZT/3tc and Efavirenz. About 1 month ago I developed neuropathy, anemia and white cells dorped to 900. My doc decided to suspend AZT and change it to d4t. Was that a...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...300 CD4 cells. I wonder if you have had a vitamin B12 level and a folate level checked, since these can be low in people with HIV and can cause anemia and neuropathy. If the switch doesn't do the trick, those might be a good idea to check.ATP Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend any specific over-the-counter vitamin combinations or other nutritional... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »