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Mar 1, 2001


i'm hoping you can answer this question it is the second time I posted. Recently I had blood work done and after reviewing the results the doctor said everything looked good. When I came home I looked at my results and noticed that my LYMPHS were 18 (normal 20-45). My WBC was 9.8 (normal 3.6-11). After reading some questions I realized that epople were talking about low lymphocytes. Is this the same? I am at very low risk for HIV. Only possible expopsure was recieving (not giving) oral sex a few years ago. Should I be worried about this low lymph count? Do you think my doctor could have overlooked it on accident?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This is a very nonspecific finding. When I speak of low lymphocytes in this forum, it is in the context of HIV antibody positive infection.

PCR as diagnostic
question about cd4

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