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symptom for infected white blood cell
Oct 22, 2011

If the white blood cell is infected or does not work well how can someone know?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

There's no commercially available way to determine if a particular white blood cell is HIV infected or not. On the other hand, in HIV-infected, untreated persons, the total number of white blood cells and the lymphocytes (which include CD4s) is often lower than normal.

Critically low WBC or CD4 levels are associated with poor overall function and risk of complications.

Hope that helps, BY



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