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Lymphocyte Levels For Hiv Patients

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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Is HIV risk level different for diabetic patients?

Doctor,1.Is the HIV risk levels after sexual/nonsexual act discussed in these forums, applicable for diabetic patients?. Or 2. Does a diabetic patient has very high HIV risks?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHaving diabetes does not increase or decrease the risk of HIV.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly... Read more »

AIDS and Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

I have a patient 53 y/o female, with a stable 6 years relationship with a boy friend who she did now was hiv + all along and they had unprotected sex. Two years ago he became sick with AIDS and since then is stable on triple therapy. She has been...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I think in this case, her chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and her boyfriend's HIV status are just a coincidence. I am not aware of any association between HIV and CLL. (There is however a weak association between HIV and myeloma, which is... Read more »

Lymphocyte count decrease

Dear Dr. Holodniy, I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. Will total lymphocyte count from my cbc tests decrease progressively during the asymptomatic period of my infection? How often should I get a Cd4+ count? Thanks...
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
Total lymphocytes will decrease slightly, but the reduction in CD4 count is compensated for by the marked increase in CD8 lymphocyte count. Most patients get CD4 counts about 3-4 times per year. More if treatment is initiated or changed.... Read more »

lymphocytes and viral replication

1)In the context of HIV/HepC co-infection, can T cells be lost without the HIV virus replicating? Or is it the replication itself that depletes the T cells?2)If the HIV virus is replicating, is there always a detectable viral burden in serum, or a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most, but not all, T cell destruction is by HIV itself. In HIV/HCV patients some studies suggest that T cell responses to HIV medicines are not as good as in HIV patients without Hepatitis C. Some have wondered whether chronic hepatitis C may be a... Read more »
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ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible for a person experencing ARS to have huge amount of lymphocytes? I have read here at the body that all persons having ARS would have a low lymphocyte count during ars, then it would recover, then slowly decline again.

Reason asking is... Read more »

Worried about my Lymphocytes Count: AM i at a RISK

Posted by sam1000, 2 Replies
I have exposed for a unprotected oral sex (Another person Suck me).it made me worry. and I have undergone VDRL after 6 days it was Negative.
But my WBC make me fully disappointed
WBC: MAX :10000Min:4000
Neutrophills : 7200
Lymphocytes :2600
Eosinophills... Read more »

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 »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »