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are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Meaningless test: T cells should not be tested unless HIV has already been diagnosed. If only exposed, the CD4 (T helper) count means nothing. IF possibly exposed, have an HIV test and rely on that result. No other blood tests matter. If you are suspected to have some other kind of immune deficiency, it's too complex for this forum. Discuss with your doctor.
Answered on Nov 23, 2015
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