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How Does Hiv Affect Human Blood Cells

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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 infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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Blood for T cell test taken during glucose tolerance test: could it affect the results of the T cell test?

Dr.Moyle,During a glucose tolerance test (I was actually having it done per your recommendation), they drew blood for a T cell subset. I was to have had a T cell subset done late next week, but I thought that, since they had the needle in my vein...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
it should make no difference. There are many things reported to modestly influence CD4 and VL tests but fed and fasted states are not one that is considered important. Vigourous excercise, smoking, infections and vaccinations are the most well known... Read more »

rabies immunoglobulin human diploid cell

I am going to get the rabies immunoglobulin shot. The immunoglobulin is made up of human diploid cells. Is it possible that during the manufacturing process of the IG, HIV positive blood may be used?Is there a chance that I will be infected with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Rabies immunoglobulin (or other types of immunoglobulin) is not a risk for acquiring HIV. Dr. Bob... Read more »

Could blood for T cell subset during glucose tolerance test in any way affect the T cell results?

Could blood taken for a T cell subset during a glucose tolerance test in any way effect the CD4 and CD8 counts?I read about a "deuterated glucose" test developed at Berkely that tests CD4 turnaround, so I wondered if very high glucose and...
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
There is no answer to this question, but it is unlikely to affect t cell counts.... Read more »

AIDS/HIV and red blood cell problems

One of my dearest friends is a man who, because of his sexual behavior, is at great risk for AIDS. He recently has been treated by a hematologist for a red blood cell problem--his counts are way too high. The treatment (in addition to many tests)...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloAlthough your friend may be at risk for AIDS, the problem you're describing is not an HIV related condition. The condition you are describing is known as polycythemia or erythrocytosis, which is characterized by enhanced stimulation of red... Read more »
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ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »

Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »