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ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??
      #54640 - 01/13/03 12:19 PM

Is it possible for a person experencing ARS to have huge amount of lymphocytes? I have read here at the body that all persons having ARS would have a low lymphocyte count during ars, then it would recover, then slowly decline again.

Reason asking is I was diagnosed with mononucleosis and had a lymphocyte count of 9.4 and total WBC of 13.4. Both of which a very high and indicative of mono. But I have read ARS can cause false positive on mono test, that is why I am relying on my lymphocyte count to help me out in knowing the difference between ARS and mono.

I have been having symptoms of infection since getting better from mono(excema, dermatisis, diahrea) but have tested negative on the Elisa. My main question concerns the lymphocytes during ARS. Here is the link:
http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Infections/Archive/BasicInformation/Q46454.html
"Everyone (or nearly everyone) should have reduced lymphocyte counts-- especially T helper lymphocyte counts-- during acute HIV infection. Thereafter, some people will recover to normal or near-normal levels before their counts decline later on. "Later on" could be years away from the time of initial infection. "
-Judith Feinberg MD

I am currently waiting the results of my 2nd antibody test. Not doing to good right now...please help...



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Re: ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN?? new
      #54670 - 01/13/03 08:12 PM

The doctor is right; they will be very low, not high. It sounds like you only contracted mono. Good to hear you got one that is curable.

The G-Man




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Re: ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN?? new
      #54671 - 01/13/03 08:56 PM

Thank you so so much GMAN, I hope things will come out fine on this next test. God Bless You... I really need some encouragement while waiting for this test. That really helps me right now.





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Re: ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN?? new
      #54794 - 01/14/03 10:51 PM

OK while we're at it, I have a similar question: what does having a sedimenation rate (ESR) of 1 during possible ARS tell you? I understand that there isn't a strict correlaction between ESR and HIV, but doesn't 1 sound like an extremely encouraging number? I hope so.

I'm waiting on my 11-week ELISA tomorrow. I am breaking down :(



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Re: ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN?? new
      #54902 - 01/16/03 03:20 PM

YOUR RIGHT!!! NEGATIVE!!

I guess it was just mono after all. THANK YOU ALL!!



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