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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

July 2013


The CD4 cell test is a simple blood test ordered by your health care provider. When you first start receiving care for HIV, you should get a "baseline" CD4 cell test. This baseline test gives a picture of your immune system when you first enter into care. Later tests can be compared against this first result to see how things are changing over time and with treatment.

It is important to get your CD4 count checked about every three to six months -- or as often as your health care provider recommends. You will need more frequent CD4 cell tests if your count is low or falling, or if you are starting or changing treatment.

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Comment by: Neto (Brazil) Mon., Dec. 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm EST
My cd4 is 888...is it good?
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Comment by: jill (qubca) Tue., Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:34 am EST
what happends to people who do not have the CD4 receptor. what is good about this and what is bad
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