Jan 15, 2006
I have been positive for almost 12 years and i have a really good numbers whit no meds. Cd4 42%, 1400 cels, mi questions are 1. is normal for a chronic hiv infection to have atipical lymphocytes (betewn 1-2%) 2. is normal to have more lymphocytes than the normal values ?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes atypical lymphocytes reflect the size and shape of lymphocytes as they can be seen under the microscope. They are often seen in viral infections and so are not specific to HIV infection. You don't indicate what your viral load or CD8 count is, but I suspect that your viral load is low or undetectable and your CD8 count is quite high, indicating your immune system is able to control the virus on its own.
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