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cd4 improvement
Oct 25, 2010

what exactly does a cd4 of 176 mean and can it be improved. if yes what can i do to improve it to a higher number?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

A CD4 count of 176 indicates severe immunodeficiency and an increased risk for developing certain HIV-related opportunistic infections, such as PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), now termed pneumocystis jiroveci. Cd4 counts below 200 confirm a diagnosis of AIDS (as opposed to HIV positive). I would very strongly suggest you establish care with an HIV specialist physician without delay. You should be started on combination antiretroviral therapy and opportunistic disease prophylaxis. You can read much more about HIV/AIDS, monitoring blood tests and recommended treatments on this site and its related links.

Don't delay in getting started on treatment!

Dr. Bob


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