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Bruising ,Fatigue, etc.

Hey Dr. Bob,First off, thanks for all wisdom you share with us! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my question.I'm 34 and seroconverted about 14 months ago. Other than fatigue I've done very well and my last set of #s had my viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Scott,Anemia means you have a shortage of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a key protein that carries oxygen from our lungs to every part of our body. Anemia can be Read more »

Splenectomy???

I have a friend with low red blood cells and low white blood cells. He is on Procrit and Neupogen.... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma/AIDS-- why are my blood counts depleted?

I have AIDS, and recently diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. I am being treated with radiation and... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

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

...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... Read more »
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

Pentamidine

...changes in how things taste, nausea, or vomiting. When pentamidine is given intravenously, it can cause low levels of white and red blood cells. It can also lower the number of platelets in the blood, which affects blood clotting. Intravenous... 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 »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »