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RE: CBC count -Oct 7
Oct 10, 2001

Dr. Judith, you indicated that a CBC count is usually abnormal in a HIV+ person.Would this abnormality show up during the acute infection period when Viral load is high?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

During acute HIV infection, the most likely abnormality is a low lymphocyte count. Sometimes abnormal-looking lymphocytes can be seen. If you did a lymphocyte subset test, you would see that the CD4 (T4, helper cell) cells were low.

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