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Dropping cd4 and increasing VL

Hello Doc and thanks for all your patience in answering all our questions;I am wondering what is happening..so far my VL has remained undetectable and my CD4 has been over 1000..however in the last 2 years i have noticed a drop in the CD4 and an...
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
Although you don't report your CD4 percent, I suspect they have not changed. I am not concerned that there is any real CD4 decline or that now a very low but detectable viral load is present. Read more »

declining CD4 count w/no V/L

I have been +ve for 27+ years. I started on a cocktail in 1996. The CD4's gradually rose from 82 in... Read more »

CD4 count dropping rapidly

I tested positive for HIV type 1 on april 1st. My last previous HIV test was 6 months ago and i was... Read more »
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...back up to 456 with an undetectable viral load). Since starting my meds a few months ago (Truvada and Isentress), my total white blood cell count went from 6.4A (last September) to 2.8A now, and my neutrophil absolute count went from 3.81A to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...HIV medications usually corrects this problem. Platelets are almost never so high that they cause health problems. White Blood Cell Tests White blood cells (also called leukocytes) help fight infections in the body. White Blood Cell Count... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...closely checking HIV levels is an important way to help diagnose possible IRIS. Other tests can also assist the diagnosis, such as white blood count and C-reactive protein, which indicate inflammation. The higher the levels, the more likely major... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and infections cancause changes in your red or white blood cell counts. Red blood cells(erythrocytes) Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen... Read more »
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Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low... Read more »

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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white Read more »

Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
...them, maybe they go high st first then in time start to get lower and lower, don't know for sure. He is concerend about the white blood count and is going to run more tests next week.It would seem that if one was infected with HIV it would at... Read more »