Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


how fast should cd count rise
Mar 20, 2003

Generally speaking, once a person is on treatment and their viral load becomes undetectable (under50 copies), how quickly does their cd4 count rise (i.e. rule of thumb, 100 per year, etc?) I know it would vary in every different situation, but is there some "general" measure to look at to see how someone is progressing?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for a very important question.

If one looks at clinical studies, a typical CD4 cell rise in the first year is roughly 100 cells (assuming a starting, or baseline level of around 300). You're correct in the statement that there is a lot of variation to this, some people have much more, and others less. To a large extent, we know that the CD4 usually continues to rise, year after year, provided that the viral load remains suppressed. -BY



Previous
Am I being silly to have hope?
Next
Gastric Bypass & HIV+

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement