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The Well Project

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

...platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a sample of your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and infections cancause changes in your red or white blood cell counts. Red blood cells(erythrocytes) Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen throughout the body. A typical RBCcount for women is 4.2-5.4 million red blood cells. Hematocrit...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...described previously and CSF examinations at 6-month intervals are recommended until the findings have stabilized. Abnormal white blood cell count and protein level in the CSF should decrease by 6 months if no coexisting CNS infections are... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...described previously and CSF examinations at 6-month intervals are recommended until the findings have stabilized. Abnormal white blood cell count and protein level in the CSF should decrease by 6 months if no coexisting CNS infections are... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Overview Scope of the HIV Epidemic HIV Is a Retrovirus Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...adding a neurosyphilis regimen in this setting (CIII) . Retreatment for neurosyphilis should then be considered if the CSF WBC count has not decreased 6 months after completion of treatment or if the CSF-VDRL remains reactive 2 years after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

...co-infected patients, compared to HIV mono-infected patients. "HCV co-infection did not increase mortality among patients with HIV infection before the introduction of HAART," the authors concluded. "In contrast, in the HAART era, HCV... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low... Read more »

Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...always stay low? AND, If I was negative at eight weeks can the virus come out so quickly in the next two weeks destroying the White Blood Cell count that rapidly. I am EXTREMELY anxious over this, am convinced I am infected. I am going for... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »