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Monocytes And Neutrophils Role In Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...normal lymphocyte percentage isabout 20-40 percent of the total WBC count. CD4 cells are a type of T cell thatare measured separately. (See sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 CellTests Monocytes andmacrophages These cells engulf or "eat" and destroy disease-causing organisms (germs). Theynormally make up about 2-10 percent of the total WBC count. ...
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Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...often have the urge to walk up to some of them and just say, "I demand an explanation." But, I digress . . . .The problem with HIV PCRs is the rate of false-positive results and cost. Only one HIV-1 RNA PCR test is FDA approved for diagnostic... Read more »

Role of CD8 in HIV progression

Hi Dr. Hope you can help me understand something, in one of your recent posting 15th Feb 2009 you mentioned that - a normal reaction to HIV infection is an increase in CD8 count and percent and that the total lymphocyte count increase is likely a...
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
...prior to the availability of current potent HIV medication regimens we have today and a better understanding of the functional role of CD8 cells on containing HIV infection. Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

I am a newer more recent patient, and now more then ever doing the most I can to stay healthy, in only a few months time by taking the truvada/sustiva combination, my cd4 cells have come up from below 20 to 178, my monocytes are low 3 on a scale ...
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
...Unfortunately there are no supplments that will increase monocyte number. HIV treatment will help. Monocytes are another very important part of the immune system that helps control HIV replication. Monocytes can also be infected by HIV Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

I am a newer more recent patient, and now more then ever doing the most I can to stay healthy, in only a few months time by taking the truvada/sustiva combination, my cd4 cells have come up from below 20 to 178, my monocytes are low 3 on a scale ...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...recommend watching your diet, regular exercise, stress management and avoiding drugs and excessive use of alcohol.With regards to monocytes, these are cells in the body that are part of the immune system and fight off a variety of infections. In... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...partners. What are the implications for HIV prevention? Strong STD prevention, testing, and treatment can play a vital role in comprehensive programs to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. Furthermore, STD trends can offer important... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...body is less able to fight off infections. The Differential counts five types of white blood cells: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. These are reported as a percentage of the WBC. The percentages are multiplied by... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...develop IRIS. However, a second study reported that they're looking at other markers, such as regulatory and effector T cells, monocytes and macrophages. Results will be forthcoming. Commentary If another infection besides HIV is present... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles and cultural norms such as "machismo" contribute to the perception of Hispanic/Latino gay men as "failed men"). ... 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 »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby 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 »