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How HIV Affects Monocytes And Lymphocytes

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Acute HIV and lymphocytes, neutrophils and monocytes

Posted by regret2max, 1 Reply

One question which I read a lot of people concerning about.

I know that blood count is not accurate for HiV test, but I read that there's still few relationships that do exist.

Like acute HiV lymphocytes will drop. What about neutrophils and... 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 »

High Lymphocytes

Posted by paranoid1358, 1 Reply
Sorry if it's a bit vague. I'm internet shy.

I had brief unprotected sex with a man of unknown status. There was no ejaculation.

I got sick about 5-7 weeks afterward. Blood tests showed that strep and mono were negative, but the doctor still suspected... 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 »
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CD4 counts and total lymphocyte count?

From what I have read here, I imagine that if one person tests positive for HIV,the next step is to measure the CD4 count, right?Is this a special analysis? If the number is ok, how often is it repeated inorder to control the evolution of HIV?Low...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Yes, after testing positive for HIV, the next step is to measure the CD4 count (as well as some other tests, usually including viral load). I suppose you could call the CD4 count a "special analysis" in that it needs to be ordered -- you... Read more »

monocytes, dendritic cells and HIV

I understand immune cells like monocytes and dendritic cells may either get infected or may neutralize/"kill" an HIV virion. What decides which of the two shall transpire?...
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
Probably the number of supportive immune cells in the microenvironment and how activated the immune system is at the time.... Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

I am a newer more recent patient, and now more then ever doing the most I can to stay healthy, in only a few months time by taking the truvada/sustiva combination, my cd4 cells have come up from below 20 to 178, my monocytes are low 3 on a scale...
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
Unfortunately there are no supplments that will increase monocyte number. HIV treatment will help. Monocytes are another very important part of the immune system that helps control HIV replication. Monocytes can also be infected by HIV just like CD4... Read more »

Neutrophil Low, Lymphocyte high and HIV

My recent blood test shows: Neutrophil L 37(40-80) Lymphocyte H 54( 12-44). My boyfreind just recently has hepa. I am so scared. Could I get affected Hepa, even HIV? When I did the blood test, I had tonsilitist. Is this reason made Lymphocyte high?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B would be a good idea. Once you get your results back you will be able to be more relaxed. However, It will also be a good time to always use condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cardiovascular Issues Can Affect Brain Health

In the time before the availability of potent anti-HIV combination therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) one of the feared consequences of HIV infection was dementia. In cases of AIDS-related dementia, people could gradually lose control of their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Several Vaccine Trials Affected by Halt of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial

Several vaccine trials are being postponed or modified following the halt of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine trial, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer , 11/16). Merck in September announced that it had ended the... Read more »