Low Lymphocyte Count Hiv Negative

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CD4, viral Load, & cbc counts

Good Afternoon doctor. I am having a hard time translating what my initial numbers mean for current health. I have a CD4 of 360, VL of 38000/4.58 log copies, and wbc @ 2.6. Through these numbers, is there a way to find out when I could have been...
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
...indicates a moderate degree of immune suppression, although this could be artificially low because your total WBC (and likely total lymphocyte count) are low. You should also be following your CD4 percent, as this is a more stable number over... Read more »

Using total lymphocyte count

Hello:I have been recently diagnosed HIV+ at a "no questions asked" anonymous clinic in Toronto.... Read more »

total lymphocyte count

Recent lab work came back and indicated a TLC of 1100, but a cd4 % of 52%. Reserch shows that a... Read more »
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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...at the relative percentages of CD4 and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4 percentage is the percentage of CD4 cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 cell counts tell you how many... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...look at the percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4+ percentage is the percentage of CD4+ cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Another helpful measure is the CD4+/CD8+ ratio. CD4+ cell counts are... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

...possible for your CD4+ cell percentage to drop even though your actual CD4+ cell count stays the same, due to changes in the total lymphocyte count. Remember: the absolute CD4+ count is derived from multiplying the CD4+ percentage by the total... Read more »
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blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte percentage was 50% with the lab norm of 20-40%. It has been 1 year since my last HIV exam (which was negative-I have been tested once a year for the past 6 years.) I took an HIV exam the day before I... Read more »

low Lymphocyte count

Posted by Anonymous
...In July I had unprotected oral sex. I had a blood test 7 weeks after hivneg. 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 @ Read more »

ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Infections/Archive/BasicInformation/Q46454.html "Everyone (or nearly everyone) should have reduced lymphocyte counts-- especially T helper lymphocyte counts-- during acute HIV infection. Thereafter, some people... Read more »
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