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High Eosinophil Count And Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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High Eosinophil High Bilirunbin High WBC in Urine

I have High Eosinophil count ( 6.5 %) , High Bilirubin Count (2.91 against max 1.00) & High WBC count in Urine. Are all these things interrelated? I feel difficutly in breathI have indigestion problem which is Ok if i drink alot milk.Otherwise...
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
You don't indicate why these tests were obtained. I suggest you consult with your doctor as to the interpretation of the results, as these are nonspecific findings and need to be placed in the correct clinical context.... Read more »

Shingles and high CD4-cell count

When you say shingles can happen early what time frame do you mean by early and how can HIV cause shingles when the T-Cells would still be high ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Shingles can happen despite a high CD4 cell count. CD4 tests are just one way to measure the immune system. It does not test the entire immune system! So an HIV'er with a high CD4 cell count can still have defects in his/her immune system. This... 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 »

High CD8 Count and Low RBC Count

Background - I was diagnosed 3/2002 after coming down with shingles, CD4 was 519, VL was 85000, began Trizivir. I'm focused on the partnership with my HIV specialist, nutrition, exercise, and on taking my meds. Within 3 months VL was...
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
1. A high CD8 count is a natural response to HIV infection. This is usually the result of lots of cytotoxic CD8 cells that are made in response to the infection. The blood plasma viral load is a good indicator that the meds are working but it does... Read more »
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POZ + big lower cheeks + high CD8 count = DILS

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
If you are infected with HIV and have developed swollen cheeks and a
high CD8 count that does not go away with time then you probably have
DILS. Fortunately, unless it turns into cancer, DILS is harmless. It
is a good idea to have your doctor confirm... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »


Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »