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Are these good CD4 / immune cell numbers?

Feb 20, 2010

Hi Ben,

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

Hi Matt,

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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