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Does Hiv Affect Overall Lymphocyte Count

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Normal WBC count in AIDS

I have a sister who has been HIV pos for about 15yrs now. She has never done cd4 count neither has she taken any antiretroviral drug but she has been to the hospital on several occasions in crisis and lab results have always indicated a total wbc of...
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 can certainly be the case. Although HIV affects the CD4 lymphocyte count, the CD8 count will increase in reaction to HIV infection and the rest of the white blood cell types can remain in the normal Read more »

CD4 counts and total lymphocyte count?

From what I have read here, I imagine that if one person tests positive for HIV,the next step is to... Read more »

Using total lymphocyte count

Hello:I have been recently diagnosed HIV+ at a "no questions asked" anonymous clinic in Toronto.... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...at the relative percentages of CD4 and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4 percentage is the percentage of CD4 cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 cell counts tell you how many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...exact. What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? The CD4 cell value can change a lot. Time of day, fatigue, and stress can affect the test results. It's best to have blood drawn at the same time of day for each CD4 cell test, and to use the... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...look at the percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4+ percentage is the percentage of CD4+ cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Another helpful measure is the CD4+/CD8+ ratio. CD4+ cell counts are... Read more »
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DNA PCR again

Posted by needhelp02, 2 Replies
...detected" HIV-1 DNA results indicate absence of HIV-1 proviral DNA but do not exclude the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection. Very low lymphocyte counts may lead to a false negative result. Conversely, an HIV-1 DNA "detected" result is consistent with... Read more »

low Lymphocyte count

Posted by Anonymous
...In July I had unprotected oral sex. I had a blood test 7 weeks after hiv neg. My Lymphocyte count was 15 norm 18-47. In 1998 my Lymphocyte count was 26. With a neg test after 7 weeks am I at low risk to have a pos. test @ Read more »

Sympthoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...comprehensive check, it turned out that everything looks normal including my white blood count. Does this mean that I'm not affected with the virus or wouldn't a blood test show anything that has to do with the HIV. thanks for your help! Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...progression (this is me, I think and the guy I infected, as we both got ill---very very profoundly). 2) Asymptomatic Stage - CD4 Lymphocyte count above 500 - This is the longest stage of HIV disease, lasting an average of 10 years, although in... Read more »