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What Is A T Cell Count

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a percentage. Other laboratory tests are discussed in Fact Sheet 122 and Fact Sheet 123 . All blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the center of large...
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virual load & cell count

what is the virual load, and cell count? can you give the cell type(white/red blood cells) that are counted. or is it another type of body cells that are counted. please help...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
The viral load measures the amount of viral particles of RNA in the blood, and is reported as 'copies per ML'. With early infection this number is often as high as one million, but ranges widely during acute infection and then steadies... Read more »

cell count <200 vl>50,000

Would you recommend commencing treatment with a vl of 68,000 and cell count at 160. I have been positive for a year and have not begun treatment. My vl has ranged from a low of 30,000 to a peak of 135,000 and my cell count has never come in over...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Yes. -BY... Read more »

t-cell count

If your t-cell count is 22, does that mean that you have full blown aids?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A CD4 count of < 200 in a HIV+ patient AIDS defining. Thus, a CD4 count of 22 is considered AIDS in a HIV+ person. KH... Read more »

T-cell count

Once your T-cell count falls below 200 is it possible to elevate it above 200 again? And if it can be raised are they still considered to have AIDS?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Patients who start effective HIV treatment with CD4 cell counts < 200 generally will see a rise in the CD4 count often to above 200. Once the CD4 count is > 200 though functionally the persons may not behave like an AIDS patient they are... Read more »
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Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.

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low t cell count

Posted by lis, 2 Replies
i have been + since 86.. full blown in 02.. and on meds since.. i guess that im womdering if my t cells will ever get over 200. i stay at about 180. had pcp in 2002 and am still on meds for that.. seeing my doc in a couple of weeks and am thinking... Read more »