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Wbc And Hiv

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WBC HIV

my cd4 count is 304, hiv-rna 3916, and log copies is 3.59. should i begin medication to treat hiv? also, what is the meaning of rna?...
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
HIV-RNA or HIV viral load is how much HIV there is in your blood per milliliter of blood plasma. Your viral load level is low. The log copy number is the same as the RNA number, it is just a mathematical expression of the same thing. Your CD4 count... Read more »

MGUS, anemia, high wbc, HIV?

I'm a 30 year old female. I've been exhausted for about 5 years now. Last June I... Read more »

Low platelet/WBC count=HIV??

My boyfriend went to the doctor, at a walk-in clinic (PrimaCare), the other day to see if he was... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hope for Flushing Latent HIV?

An editorial in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology reports promising results using a developmental cancer drug, JQ1, to activate latent HIV, so antiviral drugs can destroy it. Research so far has used human cells in glass, so clinical trials would... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. ... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV

Thanks to the success of HIV treatment, and the fact that one in six new HIV infections occurs in older adults, people ages 50 and older will account for the majority of people with HIV in the U.S. by 2015. But they face many barriers to HIV testing... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »
Connect With Others

VL vs. WBC

Posted by NicoleRose, 1 Reply
When comparing HIV to other conditions, I am curious how VL differs from WBC. I came across a deceased family member's paperwork. He had HIV, but we believe he ultimately died from cancer. There were many slips from clinics listing off numbers... Read more »

Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know I am stressing myself out but I had a CBC done and my white blood count was low normal. Could stress cause it to be low? Any other factors? I have tested negative with Home Access way past window period but am nervous that they may have... Read more »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

If you would have read my post and my reply you would have read where I said "Both seem to be correct. Could be high or low. I also stated I have seen it myself. Now this is just a snipet from Dr. Gallant one of the leading HIV Dr. in the world.... Read more »