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Does Hiv Cause An Increase In Eosinophil Count

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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HIV and eosinophils

Does HIV infect eosinophils, if yes, what will be the significance of the infection in AIDS patients coinfected by parasites that cause eosinophilia...
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
There is scant literature on this topic. However, there are a couple of papers that demonstrate that eosinophils have CD4 receptors and can be infected with HIV strains in the laboratory. Many patients infected with HIV have a slightly elevated... Read more »

Change in test results for Eosinophils & ESR

Hello Doctor, My test results for eosinophils was in normal range when I was diagnosed HIV + with CD4 # 218 and VL # 44000 last year in Nov 2011. Started ART along with multivitamin tabs from then. Now again when I had tests in Dec 2011, eosinophils...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's difficult to answer your question without knowing the actual lab test numbers. Eosinophil levels can be elevated because of a variety of reasons, including HIV infection itself. Other possibilities include... Read more »

Body pain; eosinophils

I had a low-risk exposure over a year ago. I've had a myriad of symptoms since including psoriasis on the scalp, a giardia infection (six months post), strange rashes, low-grade fevers for three weeks (nine months post). Recently I have had...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear your HIV negative. It's obviously impossible for me to know what you have over the internet. Although high eosinophil counts can occasionally give a clue to underlying disease, more often they do not lead to a diagnosis.... Read more »

Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on atripla and one month later I was undectable and cd4 was 255. Its been two years now of being undectable and the cd4 is not going up. The range over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Dr. Henry already addressed your question regarding lack of immune reconstitution despite driving HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time. I'll reprint his response below. I completely agree with his... Read more »
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