RE: Falling Lymphocytes
May 7, 2005
In answer to your question, I am not taking any other medication. I do take Dr. Jon Kaisers vitamins and a green tea supplement (EGCG) daily. I do not drink, smoke, I eat healthy and exercise at least 4 days a week (45 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights) During a routine examination done six months prior to contracting HIV, my doctor did some blood work and my absolute Lymphs were 1.5. My WBCs were 5.94. Unfortunately he ran no subsets. Ever since contracting HIV my WBCs average around 4.0 which, I assume reflects my Abs Lymphs.Any ideas about why they are not coming back up to baseline? And, in your opinion is there anything I can do to get them back up?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Sounds like your white blood cell count and total lymphocyte count were indeed already low prior to HIV infection. The infection or possibly the vitamin therapy may have driven that down lower. Not much can be done. Although some people have been given interleukin 2 by injection to raise CD4 cells. I would not recommend this without being on HIV treatment. Giving IL-2 by itself causes HIV infected t cells to produce more virus.
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