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Average T-cell Count For Hiv Negative Person

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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average rate of cd4 cell decline

While I understand that some people progress very quickly and some apparently not at all or very slowly, I read recently on another, well respected HIV/AIDS website that untreated individuals cd4 levels decline on average at a rate of approx 50 to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The average rate of decline posted at the other site is correct, based on some of the old natural history studies published in the early-mid 1990s. Thus a significant change has always been considered to be an absolute change of 50 CD4 cells or 3%... Read more »

Low T cell count but HIV negative

I had six HIV test completed. All which are negative; last one wa 8/14/13.. How is it possible to have a low T cell count?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThere are many other reasons why someone could have a low T cell count and not HIV. This is best discussed with a medical provider who can order the appropriate testing based on your level of T cell deficiency. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Low t-cell count, HIV negative?

My partner recently had a blood test revealing a very low t-cell count, but he tested HIV negative, how will/should this affect our sex life, and what other effects on him will this have?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
People can have a low t-cell count for many reasons. I don't see why it should effect your sex life in any way. If you are HIV+ I hope you and your partner are having protected sex. Your partner needs to see a doctor to conduct a repeat... Read more »

Does frequent masturbations affect CD 4 cells count in a person ?

Hi Dr. Holodiny,I would like to know that being HIV positive does not mean that a person will not have to urge to either have sex or maturbate himself or herself to ease individual satisfaction. Now, with constant masturbation, will the HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Interesting question. Unfortunately, I don't have answer. It would be a great study to do though, in more ways than one.... Read more »
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Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hiv negative but still worried.
I took a T-CELL count which came back as follows:


CD3+ 2090 - 79.4%
CD4+ 1010 - 38.4%
CD5+ 72.8%
CD8+ 1157 - 44.0%

RATIO CD4+/CD8+ 0.87

What does this mean? Can these results be influenced by the... Read more »