Having High T-cell Count When Hiv Postive

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high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...HIV is a low CD4 lymphocyte count. (And that is not a specific test, but only an indicator.)You wonder if a high white blood cell count is an indicator of HIV? No. In fact with HIV, the white blood cell counts tend to be lower rather than higher... Read more »

T-Cell Count Elevation

I was diagnosed with HIV in March 2005 during sero conversion. At that time my HIV viral load was... Read more »

HIV cell counts

I have been positive since 1991, maybe earlier. My current CD4 count is 594. My CD3 count is 3034,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...follow-up period. Each type of malignancy was analyzed separately, using Poisson regression to test 78 models. "Current CD4 cell count was the only factor predictive of Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer and liver cancer," the team reported,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

... In most HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral therapy can fully restore a normal CD4+ cell count of more than 500 cells/mm 3 . However, the researchers note, it is not clear whether all patients can achieve normalization of Read more »
The Body PRO

CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

...antiretroviral therapy] -- that means less than 50 copies/mL all the time, without taking pills -- have experienced decreasing CD4+ cell counts over very long periods of follow-up. It might not be so apparent within short periods of time, but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine , the Los Read more »