Low Red Blood Cell Count And Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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
...Hello,A negative HIV test seven months after a 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... Read more »

Low Red blood cells count...

During a routine blood test -- during a yearly physical -- my husband was told he had anemia (low... Read more »

How do transfusions affect CD4 count, and anemia

? My dad's getting constant transfusions for anemia and to raise his T cell count, but Dr.... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...pill taken twice daily. These drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...(AZT) has been associated with alteration of various cells in the blood through bone marrow suppression, resulting in anemia (low red blood cell counts) and/or neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), particularly during the first three months... Read more »
Related Topics