t count 21
Jan 24, 2011
i have a friend who was diagnosed a few years ago with h.i.v. recently they were admitted to the hospital and weretold they had a t count of 21. from what i can find this seemsextremely serious. i am scared that they are not telling me how sick they are. can you tell me just how serious this is and what i can do to help? as far as i know he was not on any kind of meds for the condition.. but again they may not be telling me everything.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your friend has advanced-stage AIDS with a severely deficient immune system, which leaves him highly susceptible to many opportunistic infections and malignancies. As he was recently admitted to the hospital, there is a strong likelihood he has an active opportunistic infection or malignancy. Some of these opportunistic processes can be effectively treated; others are not.
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