|Are these good CD4 / immune cell numbers?
Feb 20, 2010
Are these good CD4 numbers to have? Worried I may have HIV and would have had it since 2003, but I have been tested 11 times total including 3 times in 2009 which would have been six years after possible exposure. All kinds of tests including PCR and DNA. Last tests were in Dec of 2009 when I had a blood antibody and PCR to 48 copies. Both negative.
Here are my CD4 numbers as of Feb. 1 2010:
CD3 T Cells 83% (58-90%) Absolute 1962 (644-3664) CD4 Helper Inducer 52% (27-59%) Absolute 1202 (296-2377) Absolute Lymphocyte 2354 (1126-4318) CD8 Suppressor 21% (18-54%) Absolute 478 (201-2148) CD19 B Cells 9% (7-22%) Absolute 218 (86-905) Helper/Suppressor Ratio 2.53H (0.6-2.3)
Could these be indicitive of someone who has had HIV for 6 years? If HIV is still somehow evading tests and is present am I doing okay with these having these numbers?
Other tests indicate testosterone is low and vitamin D is low, but aside from that other numbers are okay such as CBC Diff. Only number on that a little messed up is HCT Hematocrit which is 41.1 (41.5-50.4)
Thanks Ben and thanks for all your work.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post. Your CD4 test numbers are entirely normal (save for the testo and vitamin D).
You don't have HIV.
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