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Will HIV Effect Blood Count

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The Well Project

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

... 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 good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your
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side effects

what are side effects of sulfameth/tmp
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In HIV + infected patients the major side effects are rash and fever. Low blood counts, photosensitity, and stomach upset are other relatively common side effects. KH Read more »

Blood Testing

Hope you can help me. I am to have blood work done for Helper T-Lymph, RNA, Comp Metabolic Panel and CBC w Diff W Pit. I am just getting over a cold will this effective my results and should I be fasting for these test? Thank you for all you do.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...counts can also fluctuate unrelated to HIV infection. There is reason to fast for a HIV viral load or CD4 count or Complete Blood Count. However, if your provider is interested in checking your lipids or screening for diabetes then it is best... Read more »

Group Health Insurance

Yes I wrote you a letter a few weeks ago about where I work insisting that we join a welness program, which includes a test for use of tobacco, and blood work where they check things like lipids, complete blood count, ect. If you do not do this...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am aware of companies that require employees who are smokers to take smoking cessation classes or pay higher premiums for health and life insurance benefits. Some companies won't hire smokers. I have not heard of a company requiring a participant... Read more »

Resistance, falling blood counts, and current options

I have a long history of HIV, and when treatment drugs first came available, I was a proponent of the options these could provide (life vs death and hit hard, hit early). I was part of an Indinavir/D4T/3TC trial in 1995 and have generally remained...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...them.I hope these thoughts are useful. I think the decision of when to make this type of change is among the most difficult in HIV medicine, and I urge you to talk to your doctor about your concerns and these suggestions. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests I ) HIV Illness How HIV is responding to... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...if you do not plan to start HIV treatment for a while. Other tests to check your overall health: These include complete blood count (CBC), chemistry screen, lipid profile, and glucose. Your health care provider should talk with you about how... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values,... Read more »
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Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Thanks in advance for your help. I had on June 12 a risk of exposure. But I have a question on the blood count if anyone can help. June 12 Possible exposure July 13 got sick 2 days of fever and swolen throat July 27 went to Doctor and Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign Read more »

Help me!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...BE GETTING WORSE. PLEASE RESPOND I GOING INSANE ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH. P.S. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE DOCTORS AND A BLOOD COUNT WAS TAKEN TODAY, OTHER THEN THAT NOTHING. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!! Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
...energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it would any other virus, but it seems that my blood counts are still in the 'normal' range, but they keep referring to the numbers like it's a bible or something. "Oh,... Read more »