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Jun 1, 2002

Dear Dr Holodniy,

can you please give me some idea as to how to read these results. As I am not from your country there may be some difference in the way they are done here.

Taken during 1999 while I was ill with another infection. Immunophenotyping report : Peripheral whole blood (EDTA). Method used : Flow Cytometer Analysis. Cell Population : Lymphocytes White cell count ....9.8 x 10^9/L (4.00 - 11.00) Lymphocytes ....24 2.35 x10^9L (1.20 - 4-00 )

CD3 (T Cells) 75 1762 x 10^6/L (600 - 2400)

CD4 (T Helper Cells) 49.0 1152 x10^6/L (500 - 1400)

CD8 (T Suppressor Cells) 26.0 611 x 10^6/L (200 - 700)

CD4/CD8 ratio 1.89 ....

These results taken 6/12/01 Lymphocyte surface markers ( Flow cytometry : Specimen blood. B Cells (CD19) : 6 (7 - 19) 126 (150 - 500)

T Cells (CD3) : 81 (59 - 81) 1701 (800 - 2500)

T Helper (CD4) : 58 (31 - 55) 1218 (400 - 1400)

T Suppressor (CD8) : 18 (17 - 38) 378 (300 - 1000)

NK Cells (CD16 + 56) : 12 (6 - 25) 252 (100 - 400)

B&Act.TCells (HLA-DR) : 9

Helper/Supp. ratio : 3.22 (1.00 - 3.50)

Total Lymphocytes : 2.1x10 9 /L (1.0 - 3.6)

I have diabetes, anemia, some sort of autoimmune disease including some sjogren's syndrome symptoms.

Any information you can provide to assist me in understanding labs would be greatly appreciated. I go to a regular GP he is not an HIV specialist and is not familiar with HIV. The only thing he said about HIV, was when my salivary glands - lumps under the tongue - were enlarged, he said that meant the immune system had pretty much had it. I have been HIV positive for 16 yrs and I'm quite unwell. I forgot to mention this on the other e mail I sent.

Thankyou

Response from Dr. Holodniy

From what I can see, your immune status related to HIV disease is very good. What the interplay between HIV infection and the other inflammatory diseases is not really known.



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