Does Hiv Lower General Lymphocyte Count

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The Well Project

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

...unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the normal range. The rangeslisted below are general and may not be exactly the same as your lab. Look atyour lab report for the normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white...
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Using total lymphocyte count

Hello:I have been recently diagnosed HIV+ at a "no questions asked" anonymous clinic in Toronto. The diagnosis is a simple negative or positive so I do not have actuals on viral load or CD4 counts. I live in a small community and because of this I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear Jason-Sorry to hear of your situation.A very crude way to estimate the CD4 count would be to divide the total lymphocyte count by 2-- this assumes a healthy immune system, with about 50% of the lymphocytes being CD4s.Frankly, though, in... Read more »

total lymphocyte count

Recent lab work came back and indicated a TLC of 1100, but a cd4 % of 52%. Reserch shows that a total lymphocyte count under 1200 can be used as a marker to start to meds, but with a cd4 % of 52, my cd4 count is 550+/-. Have you heard of a a low...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, this can happen, but I don't think I would recommend starting HIV meds. Read more »

stress and cd4 count

I was infected probably late 2005, found out accidentally I was poz through routine blood test. Otherwise healthy 50 somethingMy labs:VL CD4 '5 400/39 12/22/05163 385/40 1/26/061610 553/37 4/10/061950 361/34 7/31/066940 399/39 8/25/065260 327/34...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...depending on location. In some cities the risk may be as high as 20 percent, but in general, the risk is well under 10 percent. The total lymphocyte count in slightly depressed, but this is expected in the context of HIV infection. There are some... Read more »

Total lymphocyte count - monitoring blood tests pt. 2

thank you much for yur responze. but i see on my report the following:WBC: 6.0%lymph: 34�S Lymphcytes: 2.20I do not see a TLC. is the TLC calculated from any of the numbers above? i'm confused and concerned.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...TLC stands for total lymphocyte count and this is the same as ABS which stands for absolute lymphocyte count. Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease the relative percentages of CD4 and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4 percentage is the percentage of CD4 cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 cell counts tell you how many... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...look at the percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4+ percentage is the percentage of CD4+ cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Another helpful measure is the CD4+/CD8+ ratio. CD4+ cell counts are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...sustained over several months may receive a recommendation to discontinue certain prophylactic medications for OIs. Therefore, CD4+ lymphocyte numbers may be measured every three to six months in asymptomatic HIV-infected persons with relatively... Read more »
The Well Project


...of Pneumonia in HIV-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen generally in children under 13 years old Also more common in women than men, often past age 40 Conclusion ... Read more »
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