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T-cells And Contracting Hiv

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Trying to figure out when I contracted HIV

I was recently diagnosed with HIV with a low t-cell count in the 300's and a viral load in the 300,000 range. I am trying to figure out when I may have contracted the virus. I have been with the same partner for 9 months and he tested negative on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,With a CD4 count of 300 and HIV plasma viral load of 300,000 could you have contracted HIV more than nine months ago? Absolutely. In fact you may have been HIV Read more »

19 t cells

Hello, I have 19 t cells remaining, a cd4 % of 3.8 wbc at 1.6, 16,000 plateletts, and a v.load of... Read more »

what are t-cells

Dear Dr.Pierone,My brother has recently been diagnosed with hiv. apparantly he has contracted this... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Monocyte % of White Blood Cells 0-12 % Neutrophil % of White Blood Cells 40-73 % Lymphocyte Subsets Total T Lymphocytes (CD3) 990-1,910 cells per cubic millimeter (cells/mm 3 ) Total CD4 T-cells 590-1,120 cells per cubic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

... Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with men (MSM) to define Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...The clinical benefit of ART in reducing the risk for OIs over the short term has been best demonstrated for those with a CD4+ T lymphocyte count 200 cells/┬ÁL, although the overall benefit of starting ART in this population is uncertain.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Basic Science Review

...Success Trouble at the Nodes? Coughing Up CAF Striking the Balance T Cell Crosstalk: Communication Via CD40 Memory CD8 T Cells Hang Tough This is the first in a series of periodic reviews of the scientific literature that the Basic... Read more »
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Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
...Looking for some insight....I was diagnosed a month ago after finding out that my girlfriend tested positive for HIV. The way we found out is because we are expecting a child. It came as a huge surprise to both of us because we are both... Read more »


Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the Read more »


Posted by MIT, 2 Replies
...has been tough but I've become fairly even with it. Now I've come to find out I have herpes, HPV, and warts. What happened? My t-cells are in the 350's and v-load has never risen above 20,000. I'm losing hope fast. I feel dirty. I know that... Read more »