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Old 10-04-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Cool Clarification on lymphocytes??

I tested nonreactive for HIV-1 AB, EIA and HIV-1 AB, QL a year and a half after what I thought was an exposure from a tattoo artist who put blood into the ink(I know kinda crazy thoughts) I had a regular CBC done and should I be concerned, pleasse look.

Clarification if you can. I was reading an article that said "in 1993 the definition was expanded to include HIV-infected adults and adolescents with CD4+T-lymphocytes counts of less than 200 cell per cubic millimeter, or less than 14 percent of total lymphocytes".

The basic CBC that I had done that indicates Total Lymphocytes, % as 13.7 in a reference range of 15-49 % (is something totally different than what that article is talking about?) This is where I'm getting worried/confused?

Thanks for the clarification, Josh

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:44 PM   #2
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What did the doctor who ordered the CBC say?? Total Lymphocytes do include t-cell, and b-cell counts and can be either high or low in HIV infection. However, many other infections can also through the count off a bit. I would get tested if i were you.

Old 10-04-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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I did get tested and it was negative. thanks for the input

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