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What does this indicate?
Jan 6, 2003

Hi Doctors, My blood tests for the past few months have shown the following: low Red cell, high MCH + MCHC, low Platelets and usually low RDW. Lymphocytes normal but signalling 'few reactive' and low Testosterone. Good news, My cd4 has been rising (674) and VL from 106K/500/330 with the latest pending. (I am a non smoker/drink/drug user) I have had low red counts just about every time I have ever had blood tests, as I remember, even before HIV exposure less than a year ago. I don't expect a diagnosis but what do these things generally mean? I am especially curious about the 'reactive' lymphocytes. Sounds scary. Thank You, Dan

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate what your RBC, hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV or other numbers are. I sounds like you have some kind of anemia, which could be related to meds, HIV infection, or other kinds of diseases. Reactive lymphocytes are a lab diagnosis made by looking at a blood smear under the microscope. It indicates that the lymphocytes look "active", which usually indicates some kind of viral infection, like HIV, EBV (mono) or others.



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