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Decreased Lymphocytes And Acute Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

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HIV, allergies and other possible indicators of infection

Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get things straight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.3. Yes, false-positive Monospot tests can be caused by acute HIV infection.Yes, primarily because you are so freaked out and need peace of mind.Good luck.Dr. BobHIV Risk for... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and use of certain immunosuppressive drugs for instance can cause immune deficiency, which in turn can result in opportunistic infections identical to those seen in AIDS. The condition I believe you are referring to is idiopathic CD4... Read more »

Lymphopenia..

Dear Doctor,I have read that it is possible to have a completely normal lymphocyte count and still be HIV infected. My question, how is it possible to have HIV and still have a normal or above normal lymphocyte count? On average, what is the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Everyone (or nearly everyone) should have reduced lymphocyte counts-- especially T helper lymphocyte counts-- during acute HIV infection. Thereafter, some people will recover to normal or near-normal levels before their counts decline later on. ... 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 be lower as the assay could not quantify the cells properly as many would be masked (and not identifiable) by HIV proteins surrounding them?
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
...B cells are quantifiable during acute infection and throughout HIV infection. Read more »
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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...to do iv drugs, and although he claims he never shared needles, there is a good chance that is a lie. I have read up on what acute symptoms are like, and the only ones i have of those are diarrhea (lasting about 20 days) and swollen glands.... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...decline of the CD4 lymphocyte count () and the collapse of the immune system, high-level viremia, symptoms and opportunistic infections develop, and death ultimately occurs. Adapted with permission from Fauci AS, Pantaleo G, Stanley S, Weissman... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...acute HIV-1 infection, the number of CD4+ T cells decline, occasionally to levels that allow the development of opportunistic infections at that time [11, 12]. Even though the CD4+ T cell count rebounds with the resolution of primary infection,... Read more »