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How Low Does Ur T-cell Count Have To Be Diagnosis Of AIDS

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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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t-cell count determines hiv or aids diagnosis?

I remember my doctor at the time told me if my t-cell count dropped below 200, I would be considered to have Aids, but until then I am HIV+. Is this true? My t-cell count has dropped as low as 48, but is currently over 300. Can a person go from Hiv+...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll repost below a question and response from the archives that addresses this concern. In brief, once a diagnosis of AIDS has been made, it is not rescinded, even if the CD4 count rebounds or the AIDS-defining opportunistic infection is... Read more »

AIDS Diagnosis with Low TCell Count & High Viral Levels

My brothers is 43 years old, was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia which turned out to be PCP and he was diagnosed with AIDS. He was released from the hospital and given medications for the PCP. The Dr told him he probably got AIDS about 2...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am sorry that your brother has had these health issues. I understand why you would worry about him.HIV antiretrovirals can increase CD4 cell counts by at least 100 cells/ml and decrease viral load to undetectable levels within 2-6 months. His... Read more »

Low T cell count

My only cousin, 27 years of age, called me last week to tell me he has been diagnosed with HIV, after a pneumonia diagnosis indicative of HIV. He told me his T cell count is 37...he has been quaratined to his house. I am reading and reading and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bev,Sorry to hear about your cousin's diagnosis. If indeed his T-cell (CD4) count is 38, he does indeed have AIDS. (This was sometimes referred to as full-blown AIDS, but I dislike that term, as there is no such thing as partially blown... Read more »

low t cell count of 9 or less

Are you considered to have full blown A.I.D.S. if your T - Cell count is lower than 9...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,One of the criteria for an AIDS diagnosis is a T-cell count less than 200. Consequently a count of nine certainly would qualify. By the way, we don't use the term "full blown AIDS" anymore, because there is not such thing as... Read more »
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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 »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
Hi,
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

low t cell count

Posted by lis, 2 Replies
i have been + since 86.. full blown in 02.. and on meds since.. i guess that im womdering if my t cells will ever get over 200. i stay at about 180. had pcp in 2002 and am still on meds for that.. seeing my doc in a couple of weeks and am thinking... Read more »

white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.

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