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Low Lymphocytes Late Seroconversion

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CD4 Cell Tests have blood drawn at the same time of day for each CD4 cell test, and to use the same laboratory. Infections can have a large impact on CD4 cell counts. When your body fights an infection, the number of white blood cells (lymphocytes) goes up. CD4 counts go up, too. Vaccinations can cause the same effects. It's best to wait a couple of weeks after you recover from an infection or get a vaccination before you get a CD4 test. How Are...
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range of T and B cells in lymphocyte count

Why is there such a broad reference range for "normal" lymphocyte counts? In certain instances, an HIV neg person could have a lower T cell count than an HIV pos person, right?
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
Underlying genetics, age, gender, and race. Read more »

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i need help understanding lymphocyte subsets. can u help me understand the following? my labs say:TLymphs(cd3+/cD45+) 84;count:2536THelper(cd3+cd4+/cd45+)27;count:815TSuppressor(cd3+cd8+/cd45+)55; 1661HelperT/Suppressor T Ratio = 0.5BLymphs ...
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
...cells in the differential are neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. Of the lymphocytes, they come in two basic varieties, B cell lymphocytes (CD19, which make antibodies), and t cell lymphocytes (which are involved in cell-mediated immune... Read more »

CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) related complications: Is it time to treat?

I'm writting on behalf of a close relative who suffers from chronic lymphcytic leukemia (CLL) for 6 years now. He is 59 and always had relatively stable white count (10.000 leukocytes, with 60-70% lymphocytes), thus making a non-agressive form of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...treated. They respond very very well to chemotherapy so that there is really no reason to surgically remove them. Since chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a systemic disease (i.e. typically involves many portions of the body), there is no reason... Read more »

Stopping therapy with 400 CD4+'s

I was put on ARV's about 10 weeks after contracting HIV in December 2002. I had a very severe seroconversion and was hospitalized for three weeks late January into February 2003. The earliest labs performed, when I was first admitted to the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...I agree with your doctor. Since your t-cells were only 69 at one point, they were still very low (129) a few weeks later, and because your t-cells haven't risen above 468, you are at risk for rapid loss of t-cells after stopping treatmen. Be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
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...multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to... Read more »
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Normal Laboratory Values

...fraction of white blood cells x 0.01 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (Sed Rate) W M W M No conversion Folate 3.1-17.5 ng/ml 7.0-39.7 nmol/liter x 2.266 Glucose, urine x 0.05551 Glucose, plasma ... Read more »
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Atypical lymphocytes

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
...differential blood count on my own blood sample today as part of a lab for anatomy and physiology. I have atypical, or reactive lymphocytes... 30 out of 38 are atypical, to be exact. I know that this signifies the prescence of a virus but I'm... 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. Read more »