...unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the normal range. The rangeslisted below are general
and may not be exactly the same as your lab. Look atyour lab report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white...
Hello:I have been recently diagnosed HIV+ at a "no questions asked" anonymous clinic in Toronto. The diagnosis is a simple negative or positive so I do not have actuals on viral load or CD4 counts. I live in a small community and because of this I...
...Dear Jason-Sorry to hear of your situation.A very crude way to estimate the CD4 count would be to divide the total lymphocyte count
by 2-- this assumes a healthy immune system, with about 50% of the lym
phocytes being CD4s.Frankly, though, in... Read more »
Recent lab work came back and indicated a TLC of 1100, but a cd4 % of 52%. Reserch shows that a total lymphocyte count under 1200 can be used as a marker to start to meds, but with a cd4 % of 52, my cd4 count is 550+/-. Have you heard of a a low...
...Yes, this can happen, but I don't think I would recommend starting HIV
meds. Read more »
I was infected probably late 2005, found out accidentally I was poz through routine blood test. Otherwise healthy 50 somethingMy labs:VL CD4 '5 400/39 12/22/05163 385/40 1/26/061610 553/37 4/10/061950 361/34 7/31/066940 399/39 8/25/065260 327/34...
...depending on location. In some cities the risk may be as high as 20 percent, but in general
, the risk is well under 10 percent. The total lymphocyte count
in slightly depressed, but this is expected in the context of HIV
infection. There are some... Read more »
thank you much for yur responze. but i see on my report the following:WBC: 6.0%lymph: 34�S Lymphcytes: 2.20I do not see a TLC. is the TLC calculated from any of the numbers above? i'm confused and concerned.
...TLC stands for total lymphocyte count
and this is the same as ABS which stands for absolute lymphocyte count
. Read more »
...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 »
...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 »
...sustained over several months may receive a recommendation to discontinue certain prophylactic medications for OIs. Therefore, CD4+ lymphocyte number
s may be measured every three to six months in asymptomatic HIV
-infected persons with relatively... Read more »
...of Pneumonia in HIV
-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lym
phocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen general
ly in children under 13 years old Also more common in women than men, often past age 40 Conclusion ... Read more »
...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 »
...prolonged period during which viral replication continues with lower but measurable HIV
-1 RNA levels (). With the decline of the CD4 lymphocyte count
() and the collapse of the immune system, high-level viremia, symptoms and opportunistic... Read more »
...used a laryngeoscope but in his opinion did not see any sign of thrush. The immunologist didn't note anything either. 7. General
ly speaking, if there is nothing actively causing the low cd4, does having low numbers mean a shorter life... Read more »
I can understand why you don't want to believe me, but I sure do hope you will believe Dr. G. I wouldn't hurt to take his advice and stop taking 'all those silly blood tests'. You aren't going to get over this until you stop testing and start... Read more »