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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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When Does AIDS Become A Public Problem Not A Social Liberty

Should people be forced to disclose if they are HIV positive, if the given circumstance, under which the specific line of emplyment, governs that there might be a risk of contraction to other people? If so what might that circumstance be? And how...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
THis is, first of all, an opinion question. Second, it's not specific enough to answer. What profession do you have in mind that would pose a risk to others? There is a good, healthy body of law in existence to govern these questions. AIDS is... Read more »

Possible prostate/urinary tract problems HIV related?

I am not sure what I am experiencing is a possible side effect of HIV treatment or of just HIV (or neither). But my urologist mentioned something today that has made me turn to you for help.This calendar year (2004) I have had progessively...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be somewhat unusual for your complaints to be due to HIV-related neuropathy given your current overall good HIV situation. I have had many patients have complaints like yours and I have been frustrated pinning down a good explanation and... Read more »

Other HIV-related Liver Problems

There's a great deal of attention paid to hepatitis and HIV, but I've developed something called nodular regenerative hyperplasia that is probably related to HIV according to a recent French study I unearthed myself. I've had HIV for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Nodular regenerative hyperplasia is an extremely rare condition, most recently described in HIV-infected patients. At first there was some concern about a relationship between this disease and ddI, but more recent work does not suggest this... Read more »

what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can i tell if i am getting hiv-dementia and how can one distinguish between hiv- versus hiv-med-related dementia, that is, dementia caused by the hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia inlcudes symptoms like slowed thinking, memory problems, impaired concentration, tremors, gait problems, apathy and social withdrawal.There are some medicines that can cause memory problems and other cognitive impairments,... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

Weird Sleeplessness Problem hiv related?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, all. I have seen recent posts from some people regarding sleeping problems. I have had the same thing for the past 8 months and have written it off to stress. However, it has become particularly severe now, and I wonder if hiv infection might... Read more »

Help with Social Security!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Poz since 1990. No aids related illnesses,have genital herpes also which flare up if I'm under extreme stress. but I have severe insomnia, also have nasal allergies (can NOT work in a dusty office like I did for years!) which can cause chronic... Read more »

Fighting Social Security!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Poz since 1990. No aids related illnesses,have genital herpes also which flare up if I'm under extreme stress. but I have severe insomnia, also have nasal allergies (can NOT work in a dusty office like I did for years!) which can cause chronic... Read more »