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How Are Lymphocyte Markers Used In Tests For Hiv

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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 subset panel

I was diagnosed HIV+ since 2 years ago. So far, according to my Dr. my virol load and cd3/4/8 has been within range. Unfortunately, i caught siphilys 3 months ago and been treated. Since them my test results have changed and are out of range. My...
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
I agree with your doctor. You don't indicate what your viral load is, but your CD4 count and percentage is very good and your CD8 count and percentage are elevated, as we would expect with HIV infection.... Read more »

CD8/CD3 cytotoxic T lymphocytes

The test of my NK profile shows my CD8/CD3 is higher than normal range? What does it mean?...
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 what the actual value is or what your CD4 count/percent and HIV viral load levels are.... Read more »

Viral marker test & 2.5 month Elisa

I engaged in oral sex with a person who was tested at 3 months (neg. result), also I was only possibly exposed to precum if anything. I since have had a viral marker test done at 1 month and a antibody test done at 2 months, both came out negative....
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
I assume by viral marker test you mean viral load or HIV DNA PCR. You went at it somewhat backwards than what is currently recommended. Given the negative test in the donor, and the combination of tests and timing of tests you received, HIV... Read more »

hepA/B and HIV protein markers

Question: Dear Dr. I have read and heard that a certain percentage of people who get hepB and/or hepA and have produced the hepB antibodies can cause the elisa and/or western blot test to give false hiv positive HIV antibody tests. is any of this...
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
Those viral infections remain on the list of things that can cause false positive tests. With newer fourth generation antibody tests using recombinant DNA technology, these kinds of reactions are unlikely. MH... Read more »
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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 »

Need clarification on lymphocytes

Posted by Anonymous
Tested non-reactive a year and half after an exposure where I thought tattoo artist put bllod in ink(crazy, huh??) I need just some help with understanding lymphocytes, please look below.


clarification if you can. I was reading an article that... Read more »

low Lymphocyte count

Posted by Anonymous
In July I had unprotected oral sex. I had a blood test 7 weeks after hiv neg.
My Lymphocyte count was 15 norm 18-47. In 1998 my Lymphocyte count was 26.

With a neg test after 7 weeks am I at low risk to have a pos. test @ 6months.


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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 »