Normal WBC count in AIDS
Mar 7, 2010
I have a sister who has been HIV pos for about 15yrs now. She has never done cd4 count neither has she taken any antiretroviral drug but she has been to the hospital on several occasions in crisis and lab results have always indicated a total wbc of between 5.300 and 6.600 and a very normal differential count. How could this be explained scientifically sir. From Cameroon.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That can certainly be the case. Although HIV affects the CD4 lymphocyte count, the CD8 count will increase in reaction to HIV infection and the rest of the white blood cell types can remain in the normal range. So despite the loss of CD4 cells, the total wbc will remain in the normal range.
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