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Feb 27, 2001

Dr. Feinberg

I recently had a blood test done by my doctor (CBC) and he said everything looked great. When I was reviewing this test at home I Noticed that my LYMPHS were 18 (normal was 20-45). My WBC was 9.8 (normal 3.6-11). Should I be worried? I notice that people with HIV have low LYMPHOCYTES is this the same. I am at low risk for HIV and my only possible exposure would have been recieving oral sex(not giving) years ago. After reading some questions I am a little worried about this low count even though my doctor did not seem to be.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Lymphocyte counts are much lower in the typical HIV+ person. Don't worry-- be happy.

Higher Risk
swelling nodes

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