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CD4 COUNT WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

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VL & CD4 COUNT

My VL count keeps on going up and down i.e between 900 and 300, whilst my CD4 count continues to increase every three months.What could b the problem? the VL only reach a level of 80 once and never undetactable, do you think i have a resistance? i...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Based on your question and the fact that your CD4 count "continues to increase every three months", that you have been on your regimen for at least 6 months. If so, your viral load Read more »

Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV- (continued)

Dear Mark,I just wrote you about having low CD4 counts (< 300) despite testing negative... Read more »

Diet recommendations to help CD4?

My husband was dxed in March after a bout of PCP with a VL of 110,000 and CD4 of 7. He has been on... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

...median follow-up period was 7.5 years (interquartile range, 5.5-9.7 years). Throughout the follow-up period, CD4+ cell counts continued to increase, though slowly after year 4. Almost all (95 percent) of patients who started therapy with a CD4+... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, January 4, 2011

...find charities that are devoted to finding a way to tame this tenacious little virus?   Can I Exercise, Even With a Low CD4 Count? My CD4 count is around 88, but I feel all right. Can I engage in some forms of light exercise? Do you have... Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. We performed a study entitled, "Obesity Among HIV-Infected Persons: Impact of Weight on CD4 Cell Counts," which was recently presented at the IDSA meeting [47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this before. I feel tired,depressed, weak, ill, and my CD4 count is only 540. Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
...got my first CD4/Viral Load test back. The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down asap and see him in 3 weeks... Read more »