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Low t-cell count, HIV negative?
Jul 15, 1999

My partner recently had a blood test revealing a very low t-cell count, but he tested HIV negative, how will/should this affect our sex life, and what other effects on him will this have?

Response from Dr. Remien

People can have a low t-cell count for many reasons. I don't see why it should effect your sex life in any way. If you are HIV+ I hope you and your partner are having protected sex. Your partner needs to see a doctor to conduct a repeat blood test and discuss the implications of the results. You and he should ask the doctor whatever questions you have about the test and the results.

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