The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

understanding labs

Jul 12, 2014

my recent labs are cd4/t helper panel: wbc 4.6 lymphocytes: 43.6 Lymphocytes 2529 cd4+, ccd3+(helpers) 687 cd4, cd3+ (%helpers) 27 cd8+,cd3+ (suppressors 1227 cd4, cd8 Ratio 0.56. I am also positive on my HIV, my RBC is 5.85 and red cell distribution is 16.0, positive for Hep C and B and my comp metabolic panel is elevated AST 128 and ALT 203. HIV-1 RNA Quant is 37565. One year ago my cd4 was 300 but don't understand what all this means except my liver is going.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You need HIV treatment now. Assuming the test for hepatitis b virus indicates active infection, the HIV treatment will also take care of that. Once the HIV and HBV are under control, you can be evaluated for treating the HCV infection.

<20 "detected"
what are the medicines for HIV?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint