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shannon
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CD-4 UP?
      #194643 - 06/05/06 07:25 PM

Hey there. Good but confusing news at our house.

David was inititially diagnosed about two months ago. His CD4 was 240.

Since then he has made serious nutrition changes (based on recommendations in a book by a dietician specializing in HIV) and reduced his smoking considerably (though still not entirely).

Last week's labs said his CD4 was 310!!!

That sounds like a really big shift to me. I know labs will tend to vary but wow.

He isn't even on meds yet. (I think they are putting him on Truvada and...I need to find out the other one.)

Is this something we should be really excited about or is it routine to see a change that big in CD4's from lab to lab without meds?

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Re: CD-4 UP? new
      #194701 - 06/06/06 07:41 AM

Like A2H said, that is great and nutrition and/or meds play a part in this. You also have to take into concideration all the other things playing a part. Just about everything he is feeling on that paticular day is effected in his bloodwork. If he is feeling exceptionally happy and confident that helps and if he is not coming down with any sort of cold, that helps. There are soooooo many things that play a roll in your numbers that if you take your blood 5 times a day, all 5 times those numbers can change.
I think that is great that his numbers went up and he is on the right path. Have him stay that way. I am routing for him.

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shannon
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Re: CD-4 UP? new
      #195128 - 06/08/06 01:44 PM

I found the book on this site, actually. Here's a link to where you can get it:

http://www.eatupbooks.com/hivbooks.html

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