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my eosinophil lever was low from a range oh 1-3 it was at a 0.7 am I at risk of hiv? - Asked by L P on 27-Oct-2014 21:15:40

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  • Answered by Dr. on 28-Oct-2014 19:34:09

    Hi,

    Eosinophil levels have nothing to do with risk of HIV. HIV infection lowers T-cells which are involved in cellular immunity.


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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 30-Oct-2014 06:13:13

    Hi, if I understand it correctly I think you are concerned about your low eosinophils. Low eosinophils are usually not a concerning thing and they might be normal variance. High eosinophils usually signify an abnormality and can be seen in allergic skin or generalized allergy conditions or some parasitic infections. HIV causes low 'T' lymphocytes (which is a specific test that needs to be ordered by your doctor once the screening antibody test is positive in a HIV suspected patient) and not eosinophils. Regular blood count tests only measure overall lymphocytes and not 'T' cells.
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