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My wife is on Duovir and Effavir for last 4 months. she is taking anti tuberclosis also since 9th Feb.Her RBC count is 2.9 and WBC count is 3.61. Hb is 11.1. Why RBC is low when Hb is withen normal range. She is otherwie responding to medicines....
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
You don't indicate what the RBC or Hb was prior to starting treatment. I suspect her counts were low to begin with, probably as a result of HIV infection and/or TB, and the AZT in duovir is probably contributing to these lowered counts. The Hb... Read more »

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Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
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Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
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Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know of my own... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
No not on any meds never have been,Ya there just doing elisa tests and liver enzymes and wbc,rbc.Glad to here your feeling better.all the best to you,sorry to here about your accident i was away for 3 weeks didn't know about it.

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