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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 »

ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible for a person experencing ARS to have huge amount of lymphocytes? I have read here at the body that all persons having ARS would have a low lymphocyte count during ars, then it would recover, then slowly decline again.

Reason asking is... 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 »

Lymphocytes...someone please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering what exactly lymphocytes were. I got a CBC done and I got a reading on absolute lympocytes. I know there are different kinds of lymphocytes, so if someone can tell me what absolute means and what a good range is for this I would... Read more »

Atypical lymphocytes

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
Did a differential blood count on my own blood sample today as part of a lab for anatomy and physiology. I have atypical, or reactive lymphocytes... 30 out of 38 are atypical, to be exact. I know that this signifies the prescence of a virus but I'm... Read more »
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lymphocytes decreasing since starting HIV treatment, CD4 counts not improving

Hi. I am 27, and I was diagnosed HIV+ 1 year ago, and I started treatment at the same time (and I have been 100% compliant -- never missed a single dose (and will not)). Before starting treatment, I had a few symptoms: hair loss, extremely dry...
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
We see this on occasion, namely people who have undetectable viral loads, see an unexplained reduction in their CD4 count. In most cases, there is no explanation. Changing HIV medications has usually not reversed this trend. In a few cases other... 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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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with men (MSM) to define associations between self-reported use of marijuana,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Absolute Count and Percentage of CD4+ Lymphocytes Are Independent Predictors of Disease Progression in HIV-Infected Persons Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Todd Hulgan of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 's Division of Infectious Diseases and colleagues conducted the study among 1,891 participants who began HAART regimens between 1997 and 2004 and received more than 30 days of therapy and who... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

Overview Current Research Transmission Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infection Gynecologic Screening Survival Among HIV-Infected Women Early Diagnosis More Information References for Statistics Overview The number of women with HIV (human... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »