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Cell Abnormality And Hiv

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 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 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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abnormal high CD-4 cells

It is correct to stop antiviral Therapy after a lab result that shows over the upper range high CD-4 cells?...
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
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HIV or Meds causing abnormal CD4 receptors?

Dr. Boyle, Do all HIV positive folk have abnormal CD4 cell receptors? If so, is this caused by HIV infection or is it a side effect of meds? How do these abnormalities manifest themselves...do they cause symptoms or compromise immune...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your question is a little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) may vary widely... Read more »

HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to have abnormal paps again. Is this normal for HIV+ women?...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
No. Pap smears check the cells from your cervix and/or vagina. Once the cervix (part of the uterus) is gone, most pap smears are normal. If you have abnormal vaginal pap smears, you should ask your doc about having further special testing, such as... Read more »

Abnormal PAP smear/Cervical Biopsy/HPV?

A mid-20s friend has been really depressed recently. She told me that she had abnormal cells in a PAP smear and had to get a cervical biopsy. She told me she was taking a medication (antibotic?) a week prior to the biopsy and it was making her...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are many reasons for having abnormal cells on a PAP smear; not all the reasons have to do with either cancer or HPV infection. For instance, if someone has a trichimonas infection, then this can cause an abnormal PAP smear. We treat these... Read more »
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Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »

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 »

WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »

Abnormal pap smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor just informed me that my pap smear was abnormal. Could this be an indication of HIV infection?
I possibly had an exposure Feb, tested Neg End of April. Read more »