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Are Lymphocytes Down In Acute Infection

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CD4 @ 295 in acute infection

Hi Dr Young Thank you for being there and easing our minds knowing you are there with the answers to our questions. I finaly got to have my blood drawn yesterday and saw the hiv specialist today. My cd4s are 295 the results for viral load I will...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.First off, rest easily--you don't have lymphocytic leukemia. Lymphocyte counts can go up dramatically (and usually transiently) during acute viral infections of any kind (including HIV).As for your Read more »

B lymphocytes during acute infection

Doctor:HIV goes from B cell surface to T cell nucleus. During acute infection, would B cell counts... Read more »

CD 4 counts

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Acute HIV Infection

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The Role of CD8+ Lymphocytes in the Control of SIV Viremia

...positive role of CD8+ T cells in controlling virus in SIV-infected macaques ( 1 ) . These investigators successfully depleted CD8+ lymphocytes in rhesus macaques infected with SIV-mac251 and examined the effect of this depletion on viral load,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...thought to occur. These include the seeding of virus to a range of tissue reservoirs and the destruction of HIV-1-specific CD4+ T lymphocytes. The very high levels of HIV-1 viremia are normally short-lived, indicating that the host is able to... Read more »

ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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, Read more »

afraid to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with 2 different people and I am so afraid that one of them could have been positive. I am scared to death to get tested (fearing a bad result), but not knowing is just about driving me crazy. I was wondering if the... Read more »