I had my spleen removed 2 years ago for thrombocytopinia..
Feb of this year I was diagnosed with AIDS.
my current lab stats are t-cells less than 20
viral load 100,000 +
does this spleen fact alter
the mortality rate for me !
My doctor "whom I think is great" doesn't think so..
I've has thrush 3 times, skin funguses,phnumonia,
Severe Depression, sugnificant waitloss 65 pounds in 6 months..
if any one can give me info I'd LOVE YOU ! thanks Mark in Tampa,FL
Removal of the spleen usually results in a significantly higher T-helper cell count. Your count of 20 is perhaps artificially higher due to the splenectomy. It is therefore not surprising that you are having so many clinical difficulties. With a little luck and good treatment/HIV care hopefully your situation will turn around. KH