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The Role Of White Blood Count In Immunity Of Cd4 To Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a sample of your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and infections cancause changes in your red or white blood cell counts. Red blood cells(erythrocytes) Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen throughout the body. A typical RBCcount for women is 4.2-5.4 million red blood cells. Hematocrit...
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immune to HIV

I do have a question so i have been pos. for two years first three months i was undetectable the i got a 50 viral load and it kept going up to 100. now i have switched doctors and i am undetectable once again with no meds with a cd4 count of 650....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...die. This boost in perforin production doesn't happen in progressors.Furthermore, when molecules on the surface of HIV-infected CD4+ T cells -- the chief immune-system cells that HIV uses to replicate itself -- present pieces of chopped-up viral... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that HIV has more than been ruled out by your 32 negative tests! I'll reprint some information from the archives on idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia. This condition affects primarily CD4 cells; however, it may provide insight into your problem as... Read more »

Increasing immunity

I asked Benjamin about usefulness of blood transfusions.. and he replied shortly that its not effective since most hiv particles resides in glymph nodes.. well.. that aroused another question.. if it mostly resides in those nodes.. is it anygood...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...HIV there are several reasons that after 2 decades into the HIV pandemic they are not practiced.Lymph nodes play an essential role in maintaining health - even in HIV-infected persons. Lymph nodes contain immune cells that fight infections and... Read more »

i ahve got Idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia (IDIOPATHIC CD4 LYMPHOCYTOPENIA) (ICL)

Hello Doctor,after few weeks of having tested negative from HIV , all my happiness has gone.I have got idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia.Now i really wish to have been HIV+.My only thoughts now are about my future time waiting for my death.Hope you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you have ICL (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia), you should be followed by a clinical immunologist who is both knowledgeable and experienced in treating this Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...Viral proteins vpr, tat and nef have been implicated (though vpr may also inhibit apoptosis), as has the binding of gp120 to the CD4 receptors of uninfected cells. HIV protease may play a role in apoptosis of infected cells, perhaps by increasing... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...closely checking HIV levels is an important way to help diagnose possible IRIS. Other tests can also assist the diagnosis, such as white blood count and C-reactive protein, which indicate inflammation. The higher the levels, the more likely major... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Untreated HIV disease is characterized by a gradual deterioration of immune function. Most notably, crucial immune cells called CD4 positive (CD4+) T cells are disabled and killed during the typical course of infection. These cells, sometimes... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...(leukocytes) carry out the body's immune responses. The CBC looks at numbers of various different types of white blood cells. White Blood Cell Count (WBC): the total number of white blood cells in a quantity of blood. A healthy adult normally... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low... Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are Read more »