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TonyF
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.
      02/18/09 05:19 PM

This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that our body is doing great, and we are very far from a point of immune failure.

Well, a recent study finds that actually, CD4+Tcell monitoring is an absolute waste of time in terms of deciding how the body is doing in relation to mortality. People with 'good' numbers are just as likely to get immune failure as someone with dismal numbers.

Don't take my word for it: here's the study:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18989232

Makes me question of value of taking meds in order to control these numbers, when the numbers don't really have any significance to my health.

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* CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. TonyF 02/18/09 05:19 PM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. allangering   10/01/09 05:32 AM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. Jackie__Blue   10/01/09 09:31 AM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. Robert1   03/27/09 09:14 PM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. Robert1   03/21/09 06:18 PM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. sick_of_fuckwits   02/18/09 05:58 PM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. sick_of_fuckwits   02/19/09 12:39 PM
. * Re: CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing. hopefulone   02/18/09 08:23 PM

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