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Absolute Count and Percentage of CD4+ Lymphocytes Are Independent Predictors of Disease Progression in HIV-Infected Persons Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral TherapyTodd Hulgan of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 's Division of Infectious Diseases and colleagues conducted the study among 1,891 participants who began HAART regimens between 1997 and 2004 and received more than 30 days of therapy and who... Read more »
Interleukin-2 Expands Select CD4+ T-Cell Populations, but Has No Effect on HIV-Specific Immune ResponsesPrevious studies have shown that the use of interleukin-2 (IL-2) in HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral therapy generally increases naive and central memory CD4+ T cells. The French ANRS 119 study is a randomized trial assessing whether the use... Read more »
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Tufts University School of MedicineTesting 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineWe see this on occasion, namely people who have undetectable viral loads, see an unexplained reduction in their CD4 count. In most cases, there is no explanation. Changing HIV medications has usually not reversed this trend. In a few cases other... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineLet me clarify that I never said that the white blood cell count or sed rate go up in acute HIV, just that the lymphocyte count goes down. This can be near the lower limit of normal or can be frankly abnormal.... Read more »
San Francisco General HospitalHelloYes this is essentially true. As CD4+ lymphocytes become infected with HIV, the CD4 count decreases. This causes an actual or relative increase in CD8+ cells, due to the inversion of the CD4/CD8 ratio. The total lymphocyte count may or may... Read more »
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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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI was wondering what exactly lymphocytes were. I got a CBC done and I got a reading on absolute lympocytes. I know there are different kinds of lymphocytes, so if someone can tell me what absolute means and what a good range is for this I would... Read more »
Posted by JillianB, 3 RepliesDid a 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 »
Posted by AnonymousIn 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. test @ 6months.
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