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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Lymphocyte and CD8 counts

Dear Dr. Holodniy, could you please comment something on thefollowing: HIV positive since 5 years, female. Got testedin Oct.97 with Lymphocyte 32.2% abs.2801, CD4 30% abs 840, CD8 40% abs.1121, CD4/CD8 Ratio 0.75, VL <500 copies,Log 2.7...
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
Your numbers look great! After 5 years of infection, with the CD4 counts and viral load you have, these numbers are very suggestive of nonprogression. Long term nonprogression has usually meant 10 years or longer, depending on who is doing the... Read more »

Total Lymphocyte Count Vs. CD4 Lymphocyte Count

Please tell me if this is correct: As HIV disease progresses the CD4 lymphocyte count decreases and the CD8 lymphocyte count increases. Because of this the total lymphocyte count (CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes together) may not decrease, but the CD4...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
That is true. However overall lymphocyte counts may also decline as HIV progresses, but mostly it is theCD4. Happy Holidays Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »

Total Lymphocyte Count Vs. CD4 Lymphocyte Count

Please tell me if this is correct: As HIV disease progresses the CD4 lymphocyte count decreases and the CD8 lymphocyte count increases. Because of this the total lymphocyte count (CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes together) may not decrease, but the CD4...
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 are correct. Except in advanced AIDS, the CD8 cells begin to go down again, and as such the total lymphocyte count will go down as well.MH... Read more »

Total Lymphocyte Count vs. CD4 Lymphocyte Count

Please tell me if this is correct: As HIV disease progresses the CD4 lymphocyte count decreases and the CD8 lymphocyte count increases. Because of this the total lymphocyte count (CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes together) may not decrease, but the CD4...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYes this is essentially true. As CD4+ lymphocytes become infected with HIV, the CD4 count decreases. This causes an actual or relative increase in CD8+ cells, due to the inversion of the CD4/CD8 ratio. The total lymphocyte count may or may... Read more »
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long term survivors?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Jill. I am HIV positive 3 years now. My cd4 count is around 1250 vl 600. my doc says i may be a long term survivor. i have read that it is not uncommon to go without symptoms in first years of HIV. did anyone have such good counts at... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

Worried about my Lymphocytes Count: AM i at a RISK

Posted by sam1000, 2 Replies
I have exposed for a unprotected oral sex (Another person Suck me).it made me worry. and I have undergone VDRL after 6 days it was Negative.
But my WBC make me fully disappointed
WBC: MAX :10000Min:4000
Neutrophills : 7200
Lymphocytes :2600
Eosinophills... Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &amp;c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »