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Blood Cells That Affect Hiv

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HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but there isn't much out there about CD3 and 8's. Thanks for answering!
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
...unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function effectively. CD3 + cells are... Read more »

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...several types of cells. CD4 cells are not counted directly. Instead, the laboratory makes a calculation based on total white blood cells. The CD4 count is not exact. What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? The CD4 cell value can change a... Read more »
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Tested Positive, living in Thailand

Posted by LordBerners, 4 Replies
Long term expat here (teacher). I've known for just a month, and I can remember a rather profound illness that included exhaustion, dizziness, fever, and petechaie on ankles, about 2 years ago that could've been initial infection. I had a negative... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...blood of infants born to mothers who had been taking antiretroviral therapy. In the first the researchers studied immature blood cells in the blood of both the newborns and their mothers for the presence of micronuclei ? small, damaged pieces... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize that neither result would in any way indicate HIV directly, I just was curious how... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with the use of antiviral drugs that can be severe. Some of the nucleoside RT inhibitors may cause a decrease of red or white blood cells, especially when taken in the later stages of the disease. Some may also cause inflammation of the pancreas... Read more »