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Primary Hiv And Cbc

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...on laboratory test results, see Fact Sheet 120 or lab tests online at . 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 Blood Cell Count (RBC) is the total number of red blood cells. Hemoglobin (HGB) is a protein in red blood cells that actually carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Hematocrit (HCT)...
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Dr Bob I won the CVID lotto! Did I win HIV lotto too? I think you were wrong this time! HELP

Dr Bob,I recently wrote you...I was the heterosexual with the bad virus/bacterial infection FOR 7 days in the ER that they could not IV drugs, no homosexual illness was 3 1/2 years ago. Now my neuropathy is back. Well I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation Gen-Probe Incorporated of San Diego, California, for use in clinical laboratories and public health facilities to detect primary (early) HIV-1 infection. The APTIMA HIV-I RNA Qualitative Assay is an in vitro nucleic acid test (NAT) for the... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist for an additional two to three weeks. However, Read more »

CBC Results - KH

Hi Doctor, I recently had a CBC done after 8 weeks of possible hiv exposure. It was indicated that my platelets were at 754, I understand this is very high. I read that most people who are Hiv positive have a low platelet count(Thrombocytopenia),...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...sign of HIV infection. The symptoms you describe are not suggestive of HIV infection but would warrant a good evaluation by a primary care doc. KH Read more »

freaked out pianist - $100 donation made

Hi Dr. Bob, Ive just made a contribution to your AIDS Foundation (ref# ETHE1D4AE017), and would encourage your other readers who are financially able to do the same. I have been living in hell for the past six months, and would greatly appreciate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...problem or, more accurately, non-problem!Regarding risk, your condom may have slipped, but the business end of your tallywhacker remained latex enshrined. Therefore your HIV risk was negligible at best.As for symptoms, whatever you experienced... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV and nearly half reported URAI during casual sex. Substance Use In a study of MTF of color in San Francisco, URAI with primary and casual sex partners was associated with drug use before sex. Many MTF turn to substances to cope with... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC should be done as part of your regular health exams. HGB levels for women should be about 12 grams per... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Hispanic/Latino men, and nearly 19% among all MSM. Among Hispanic/Latino MSM, 43% occurred in Hispanic/Latino MSM under age 30, and the remaining 57% occurred in Hispanic/Latino MSM aged 30 or older. While Hispanic/Latino women represented a... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing. ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that occurs 2-4 weeks after the exposure to the HIV... Read more »

CBC and VL -- ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Prior to testing +, would a "normal" cbc be indicative to a possible "mid-range" -- or -- is their no correlation? Also, what is deemed as chronic ARS -- in the forum's Read more »

Dr. Bob answered my question about safe sex!!!

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...positive for HIV-1. I got the name of a few doctors from our local AIDS program, and went to one Wed. evening. He is an OB/GYN and primary care physician, with 19 years experience dealing with HIV. He talked to my hubby and I (hubby is negative... Read more »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous
...I clearly had an explanation for the enlarged lymph node-- I just don't ever recall having had them so enlarged. It also remained enlarged in between these two infections. As far as my sexual practices, I was practically monogomous for 7... Read more »