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Dating Someone With Low T Cell Count

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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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Low Viral Load, Low T-Cell Count- Lab Error?

Hi,my Dad's initial test results show a CD4 count of "9" and a viral load of 30,000, this is BEFORE treatment. The specialist thinks this may be a lab error and hasn't seen a case like this before, since usually the viral load is...
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
That viral load level is not unusual with that CD4 count. There is not a direct relationship between the CD4 count and viral load level.... Read more »

low viral load,low t-cell count

I was infected in 1996 - Six months aftersuffering mono-like symptons, I tested positive for the virus. I never sought any treatment until I started having very bad sore throats, toe-nail fungus and migraines. I then enrolled in a private funded 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
A 130 cell increase is very respectable in terms of a response and is well within the expected range of response. The maximal increase may take 6 months or longer.MH... Read more »

low T cell count with low viral load

I have a friend who has been HIV pos for 11 years. He is takingh Crixivan & Videx and while his viral load is virtually nilhis T cells are now down to 116. Two years ago his lover died with a similar Tcell count so her is naturally shaken....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
What you're describing is quite common. When people start protease inhibitors after their CD4 counts have already become quite low, the CD4 counts may not recover very well. Over time the body looses its ability to regenerate those cells.... Read more »

Low T-Cell Count

If a person's T-Cell count is at "4" will they recover or show an increase in T-cells if they start medications?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
With a CD4 count of 4, the person has profoundly advanced HIV disease or AIDS. Newest combination treatments have been shown to be very effective in increasing CD4 counts, even in persons with very low counts. I'd definitely recommend... Read more »
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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 »

low t cell count

Posted by lis, 2 Replies
i have been + since 86.. full blown in 02.. and on meds since.. i guess that im womdering if my t cells will ever get over 200. i stay at about 180. had pcp in 2002 and am still on meds for that.. seeing my doc in a couple of weeks and am thinking... 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 »

white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.

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