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Red Blood Cells And Hiv

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AIDS/HIV and red blood cell problems

One of my dearest friends is a man who, because of his sexual behavior, is at great risk for AIDS. He recently has been treated by a hematologist for a red blood cell problem--his counts are way too high. The treatment (in addition to many tests)...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...The condition you are describing is known as polycythemia or erythrocytosis, which is characterized by enhanced stimulation of red blood cell production (the opposite of anemia). Polycythemia can be caused by many factors including low... Read more »

red , white blood cell count on hiv neg. or pos.

I have been worried if I was infected with hiv years ago. I recently had blood work done and my red... Read more »

AIDS, Anemia and Heart Attack

Dear Doctor:I have been ill with AIDS since the beginning of this year. It has taken time, but I... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Somatropin (Serostim, Genotropin)

...affecting growth of cartilage, bone, and muscle cells. It also increases the size of body organs and increases the number of red blood cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Somatropin was approved by the FDA on August 23, 1996, for use with... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Fatigue May Be Sign of Anemia

...As many as 80 percent of people with HIV disease may experience anemia, or an abnormally low level of red blood cells. Red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, are made in the bone marrow. These cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath... Read more »
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Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...the clear. That if i was infeced w. the virus all the test will have different results , specially the white blood cell and red blood cells. She just discoverd that i've a lot of crystas in my urin and that i have a waring sign w. diabitis b/c... Read more »

Can't breath...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...girl from this summer who had an HIV test and from whom I received unprotected oral had a doc appt for results today for HIV, red blood cell count, white blood cells, platlets, etc... to see why she is so tired... It was at 5pm and it's now... Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

bloodwork

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and suggested that since my nodes have persisted that I see a Hematologist. My question is this........is it possible to have HIV and still have normal bloodwork results from a CBC and CMP test? Read more »