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Hiv Cell Abnormality

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV
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Hiv+ & White blood cells

dear Doc, i'm female, 34yrs. been hiv+ for 3yrs. 2 WB's. see my Doc every 3mths. cd4 617-939. viral load been undetectable all thru. no meds, hep A,B,C negative. healthy. been with my hubby 4.5yrs. b4 i tested poz, we had 1.5yrs of unprotected sex....
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
...but is of no clinical significance. Your CD8 cells or cytotoxic/suppressor t cells are increased and is a normal reaction to HIV infection. Read more »

White Blood cells ok, HIV?

Dear Dr,I have recently seen a doctor concerning a blood test for high cholesterol. Other blood tests were done and he told me that my white blood cell counts are fine. I have never had unprotected sex, except unprotected oral sex about five months...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...A white blood cell count cannot tell you whether you have HIV or not, although sometimes it can be abnormal in ways that suggest HIV infection. If you're worried about HIV, go get an HIV Read more »

low red blood cell count

I recently had an hiv test done 7 months after exposure and they also did a complete blood test. My hiv test was negative but my red blood cell count was low. I have read that this could be a sign of hiv. Would you suggest I retest or would 7 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A negative HIV test seven months after a possible exposure means you are HIV negative. A low red blood cell count means you are anemic. Even Read more »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...to check the anus of men and women. They are smeared on a glass slide or mixed into liquid and examined under a microscope. The cells are examined for abnormalities that may indicate abnormal cell changes, such as dysplasia or cervical cancer. In... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men... Read more »
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A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have HPV. What I didn't know was just how serious that is. While nothing abnormal is showing up on my Pap,... Read more »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with Read more »

WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek
...be negative or undetectable. for serial 2: rna rt pcr will always be negative or undetectable. western blot test will show abnormality/doubt in the chain. antibody by elisa test will decrease gradually (whether it will be negative or life long... Read more »