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Monocytes And Neutrophils Role In Hiv

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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 »

Caretaker and Lover Conflicting Roles?

Posted by Ronnie, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!

So, my partner and I are both positive. He has AIDS, I'm recently seroconverted (5-04).

He suffered from some OI's in December, but he's doing well now. But, somehow I have taken on the role of caretaker. I take it upon myself to worry... Read more »

Seeking Serodiscordant Role Models

Posted by AboutTimex, 3 Replies
Two guys here, mixed status, looking for a little advice. We've been together a few months and are navigating how to deal with our neg/pos match up. We'd like to hear from some similar couples about their experiences within a serodiscordant... Read more »

HIV Stops With Me Campaign Spokesmodels

Posted by HIVStopsWithMe
We are looking for HIV-positive role models in the community to join & promote our media campaign, HIV Stops With Me. We are in search of dynamic people who may work / volunteer at their local HIV/AIDS service organization, or participate in... Read more »

HIV Stops With Me Campaign Spokesmodels

Posted by HIVStopsWithMe
We are looking for HIV-positive role models in the community to join & promote our media campaign, HIV Stops With Me. We are in search of dynamic people who may work / volunteer at their local HIV/AIDS service organization, or participate in... Read more »
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neutrophils

Dear Doctors,When using a PCR to look for proviral HIV DNA, is the DNA the test is looking for in neutrophils or lymphocytes, or neither or both.Would a low neutrophil count affect the test <1000 or would it have to be lower like around <500...
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
The test looks for HIV DNA in mononuclear cells, which would be monocytes and lymphocytes.... Read more »

monocytes, dendritic cells and HIV

I understand immune cells like monocytes and dendritic cells may either get infected or may neutralize/"kill" an HIV virion. What decides which of the two shall transpire?...
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
Probably the number of supportive immune cells in the microenvironment and how activated the immune system is at the time.... Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

I am a newer more recent patient, and now more then ever doing the most I can to stay healthy, in only a few months time by taking the truvada/sustiva combination, my cd4 cells have come up from below 20 to 178, my monocytes are low 3 on a scale...
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
Unfortunately there are no supplments that will increase monocyte number. HIV treatment will help. Monocytes are another very important part of the immune system that helps control HIV replication. Monocytes can also be infected by HIV just like CD4... Read more »

Neutrophil Low, Lymphocyte high and HIV

My recent blood test shows: Neutrophil L 37(40-80) Lymphocyte H 54( 12-44). My boyfreind just recently has hepa. I am so scared. Could I get affected Hepa, even HIV? When I did the blood test, I had tonsilitist. Is this reason made Lymphocyte high?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B would be a good idea. Once you get your results back you will be able to be more relaxed. However, It will also be a good time to always use condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted... Read more »
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