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Does Hiv Affect Blood Count
It is possible: Unfortunately there is no cure for HIV yet, but better treatments available today allow people to live longer. Depending on the severity of your infection/hiv load and whether you have been getting treatment, i suspect that after 6 yrs, especially if no treatment, your blood count (specifically the cells called cd4) is lower. The only way to know for sure, is getting tested. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Wat will happen to an HIV infected person if not on medication for nearly 2 years, rapid drop in white blood count or very ill?
I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?
My friend made me drink his urine and after few week i got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if i have a possibility of getting hiv?
Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant - drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an infected person or shooting drugs. Unless you have more to the story, I don't think you would have contracted HIV from this incident. Also, it seems extremely unlike you got an infection from the urine either. Talk to an ID doc for more answers. ...Read more
Dr "forgot" to give white blood count" shot after first chemo, blood checked seems to be fine week later. Is this sign chemo won't be so bad for me?
GCSF: For most chemos, the shot (gcsf or gmcsf) is not needed or even indicated. For yours, or might be indicated, but it sounds like you have done well. ...Read more
If you book a blood test and it doesn't say the type of blood test on the appointment card will it be a full blood count test instead of specific one?
Blood test: Sorry, but you have to check this with your doctor. He/she needs to fully explain what blood work is being done and why. ...Read more
Blood count: For fasting workup, it is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just blood work done and my white blood count was very high. I don't get sick. But I am tired a lot.
Not sure of: Exact number. But increased white cells don't have to signal an infection. Stressors can cause this. Physical emotional etc. so follow with your PCP to make sure nothing else is causing the fatigue and lab values ...Read more
Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?
Stay calm: It has only been 2 days maybe all of the results are not ready. Rember all those vial and tubes of blood have to be transported to a lab and processed. Various department for example hematology microbiology techs are working day and night with the samples, running tests. Sometimes looking under microscopes counting cells..Etc... It is a big production.Politely call the staff for results. ...Read more
Why is the range so different on complete blood count panels for different labs and medical centers? It doesn't make sense.
Age and gender etc.: For many laboratory tests, the normal ranges vary by the method used to do the test. Also there are different normal values for different ages and sexes. The Labs usually report their normal ranges with the test results. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
My low white blood count is now 2.2, feritin is 16, hgb8.3, hct 25 , i feel good, but drs. Think it's a problem but don't know what.
CBC results: You have at least two problems. Your WBC is low at 2, 200 and you are anemic, hb 8.3. If you have a low platelet count, you would have pancytopenia. You need to see a hematologist to find out why your hb and WBC levels are low. Ask your doctor to refer you to a hematologist for a work up of your low WBC and hb levels. Ask your doctor if you have a low platelet count as well. Good luck. ...Read more
All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A blood count provides considerable information and i cannot do justice to the subject in this forum. Please consult this site for details.
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc. ...Read more
WBC?RBC?: Usually the white blood cells (infection fighters) are elevated as when you have an infection like strep throat or even appendicitis.This may be trivial or very important as in leukemia(white count staying over 20, 000). Elevated rbc is much less often seen.Anyway:get a repeat count and see what is what-don't ignore it. ...Read more
Depends on age & sex: Normal hemoglobin values change throughout the entire first year, so the age of the baby is important. Please check out this site, has an accurate table for values based on age. http://www.fpnotebook.com/mobile/hemeonc/lab/hmglbn.htm. ...Read more
WBC Count is HIGH: Do you mean White Blood Cell (WBC) count. It could represent an ongoing infection any where in your body. Also look at the details which cell lines (Neutrophils or Mono or Eiosinophils are predominant). Normal WBC count is usually less than 11,000. Repeat it after few weeks if still high and NO infection consukt a Hematologist (Blood specialist) ...Read more
16 is not abnormally high in a male. Consult this site for normal values.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003645.htm ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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