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When A Bone Marrow Biopsy Is Done Do They Test For Hiv?

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Low white blood count; Should I get a bone marrow examination?

I have been told to take a bone marrow test because I have a low white blood cell count 2600with 33% neutrophils and 9% atypical lymphocytes; hematocrit 38.5.Do you know what this all means? What could be the worst case scenario? ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
White cells are the the cells that help fight off infection. A white count of 2600 (also referred to as 2.6) is indeed low, though not very low. Typically the white count should be above 4000 (also referred to as 4.0). Sometimes a bone marrow... Read more »

Bone Marrow examination for neutropenia

I'll try to be as brief as possible. Up until about October 2000 I had not taken any HIV... Read more »

Chronic ITP - Bone Marrow Test??

Dr. Bob,Hello again, it is me the ITP guy. My Hematologist says I have to have a Bone Marrow done.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Possible HIV/AIDS Treatment Through Bone Marrow Transplant

Several newspapers recently profiled the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. For the procedure -- performed by German hematologist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant in Suppressing HIV Creates Hope for Gene-Therapy Strategies in Treating Virus, Wall Street Journal Reports

The Wall Street Journal on Friday examined the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. The procedure -- performed by German... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Doctors Declare "Cure" in HIV Patient

A new report finds that nearly four years after a bone marrow transplant, a patient with both HIV and leukemia appears to be free of HIV. "Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient," wrote the investigators, led... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Sun-Times Examines Exclusion of Men Who Have Sex With Men From Blood, Bone Marrow Donor Programs

The Chicago Sun-Times on Monday examined the exclusion of men who have sex with men from blood and bone marrow donor programs because of perceived increased risk of HIV. The National Marrow Donor Program and blood banks follow FDA guidelines... Read more »
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HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been having blood in my stool and recently had a colonoscopy performed. It revealed inflammation. The microscopic finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with... Read more »

Biopsy Results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Guess what everyone? My lymph node was completely normal! So for those out there that have swollen lymph nodes, don't worry. I now know that you can cause symptoms yourself, due to stress, fear, anxiety and and other form of worry. I caused this... Read more »

Bone Density

Posted by riverprincess, 2 Replies
Well I finally got around to having a bone density test. I had one many years ago and all was good but it's been many many MANY pills since then . And since I cannot find any documentation about tests done on those with long term medications I... Read more »