Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

When Does Low T-cells Diagnose Aids

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

just diagnosed hiv, good t-cell,low viral load, but very high crp

dear robert frascino,i am from germany, 34 years old and i was diagnosed hiv three weeks ago which was a big shock. i had a kind of infect that did not go away, fewer, nightsweats,cough. very hig crp nobody found something..the third doktor made...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sven,CRP increases as a result of inflammation. It's a nonspecific test. Anemia is a fairly common condition in those of us who are positively charged. There are a number of potential underlying causes of HIV-associated anemia. Check out... Read more »

Just diagnosed -- Very low T cells

I was diagnosed + on 2/4. On 2/13 I found out my VL was 37,650 and my t-cells were 182. Now I... Read more »

Low T cells and Low CD4

My boyfriend was diagnosed last year with HIV, at the time his VL=80 and CD4 = 260. I am wondering... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Increases the Risk of Several Cancers After Starting HIV Therapy

Researchers investigated the incidence and timing of cancer diagnoses among patients who began triple-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) between 1996 and 2011. The researchers reviewed the records of approximately 11,500 persons, examined trends in... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

In general, treatment guidelines for HCV-HIV co-infection encourage the initiation of HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

Having a more compromised immune system is the biggest risk factor for both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV patients, a new study by French researchers finds. Noting that "the relative roles of immunodeficiency, HIV viral load... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »
Connect With Others

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was recently diagnosed with AIDS when he came down
with PCP. This has been a devastating blow. My first HIV test
came back negative. What is going to happen? I have so many
questions and so few answers. Our (new) doctor put him on the
'coc... Read more »

White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here I am at 29 days. I tested for HIV a few days ago, but will not get results until Monday. I tested now because I have had a sore throat and swollen nodes in my neck for the last 2 weeks (no fever or aches, but no cold). Today some test... Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or 350 t-cells? as i wait it out to see a trend and after being diagnosed 3 yrs ago where nothing really changed i now... Read more »