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Does Hiv Cause Absolute Lymphocyte Count

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lymphocyte count

my lymphocyte count for nov '08 was 42%. is this bad? thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In the setting of HIV infection a CD4 % of 42 is often pretty good but the interpretation depends also on the WBC count, lymphocyte count, and absolute CD4 count as well as HIV level and clinical status. KH Read more »

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blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the range. HIV positive people have high lymphocyte percentages... Read more »

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...those going through seroconversion experiencing flu-like symptoms? I ask this because a friend of mine who found out he had HIV last year was asked if he ever had a major illness in his past. He recalled that four years earlier he had had... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

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...following results: 6/2007 - 431 (36%) 8/2007 - 441 (42%) A full lymphocyte panel was taken 11/2007, with the following results: absolute lymphocytes - 1246 absolute CD3 - 722 (low), 58% absolute CD4 - 410 (low), 32% absolute CD8 - 303... Read more »