Effects Of Hiv On Lymphocyte Count

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CD4 count is falling to below 200 but viral load undetectable ...what to do?

Hello. My husband was diagnosed with AIDS about 3 years ago. He has been on Atripla for about 2 1/2 years. His viral load has been undetectable since he has been on Atripla, but his last two visits to his doctor, his CD4 count has gone down (200...
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
...time. If the CD4 percent is not falling, then I am less concerned. You also need to check the white blood cell count (WBC) and total lymphocyte count. If they have fallen recently, but the CD4 percent is stable, then this may not be an actual CD4... Read more »

total lymphocyte count

Recent lab work came back and indicated a TLC of 1100, but a cd4 % of 52%. Reserch shows that a... Read more »

Total lymphocyte count - monitoring blood tests pt. 2

thank you much for yur responze. but i see on my report the following:WBC: 6.0%lymph: 34�S... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...(seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests II ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests:... 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

...an infection, the number of white blood cells (lymphocytes) goes up. CD4 counts go up, too. Vaccinations can cause the same effects. It's best to wait a couple of weeks after you recover from an infection or get a vaccination before you get a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...combination of different classes of medications prescribed for individual patients based on such factors as their viral load, CD4+ lymphocyte count, and clinical symptoms. Behavioral treatments for drug abuse have shown promise for enhancing... Read more »
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