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Systemic Candidiasis

...candidiasis is when Candida spreads throughout the body, and it can be life-threatening. Infection might include the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes, liver, genital tract and joints. This form occurs most often in people with low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ). This type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are...
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thrombocytopenia? please answer

Hello dr. bob, I want to start by saying looking through your archives has brought me some peace of mind, and you are a huge inspiration, but I cannot find anything in your forum on thrombocytopenia and I was wondering if you could assess my risk.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...old man from Mexico City. I had several encounters with different ladies in a massage parlor. There was neither penetrative vaginal, anal or oral sex. The most I did was fingering one of these ladies. However, I developed a terrible fear of... Read more »

Elevated White Blood Cells

Hi Dr Bob,I really love your forum and think you do a wonderful job.I had a recent possible exposure to HIV about 2 months ago, unprotected vaginal with a girl of unknown status. Last week I went for a physical and the doctor told me that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello David,White blood cell counts, whether they are increased, decreased or normal, cannot predict HIV infection. The only test that can do that is an HIV-specific Read more »

high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...may indicate HIV is a low CD4 lymphocyte count. (And that is not a specific test, but only an indicator.)You wonder if a high white blood cell count is an indicator of HIV? No. In fact with HIV, the white blood cell counts tend to be lower rather... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count

First, let me say that some of your responses I have read have left me in tears. If ever want to try a second career stand up comedy could be a good fit.My situation I have had 4 patners in the last 3 months all hetro vaginal sex and one hetro anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your internist is not well versed in HIV and hepatitis C? Hmmm . . . then why is he still your internist?Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, screening is warranted. I agree: a negative HIV-antibody test... Read more »
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HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...vaginal treatments). When the vagina is inflamed, it is characterized by microabrasions (tiny breaks in the mucosa), presence of white blood cells, red blood cells, infection-causing bacteria and an elevated pH of 5.5-7.0. Test-tube research... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test.... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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 these cells in a... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system, HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into... Read more »
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Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am at risk of contracting anything as I am frightened and can't tell my... Read more »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...associated with the use of antiviral drugs that can be severe. Some of the nucleoside RT inhibitors may cause a decrease of red or white blood cells, especially when taken in the later stages of the disease. Some may also cause inflammation of... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper A few minutes after, I had a shower and Read more »