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CD4 Counts And Viral Loads

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CD4 Count and Viral Load

I have been on the HIV medication for about a year now when I was diagnose with HIV my CD4 Count was 265 and Viral load about 1060 my recent test showed that my Viral load is currently on 220 and my CD4 count 365. What do I need to do to make it...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...prescribed or whether a resistance test was performed prior to you starting HIV meds. Although you have had a pretty good increase in CD4 count over the year, not getting to undetectable in a year after starting with such a low viral load to... Read more »

Relation between CD4 count and Viral load

Dear Doctors,Thanks a lot for all your answers. You really dont know how much you are helping for... Read more »

Cd4 Count & Viral Load

Thanks first off for your work on this forum, it really helps in more ways than one. My latest labs... Read more »
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Trizivir Plus Efavirenz Potent for Naive Patients With Low CD4 Counts and High Viral Loads

...failure and the emergence of drug resistance. This has become important given the general observation that people with very low CD4 cell counts or extremely high viral loads are at greater risk of treatment failure than those with "healthier"... Read more »
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The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with... Read more »
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Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

...denialist literature is the assertion that AIDS medicine has made a serious mistake by relying on laboratory markers such as CD4 cell counts, and viral load as measured by techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). These markers are... Read more »
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Viral Load and T-Cell (CD4) Counts: Why They Matter

...cells per CUBIC MILLIMETER of blood (a cubic millimeter is a very small amount, roughly one small drop). What Does HIV Do to CD4 Counts? HIV attacks CD4 cells, and as time goes by people with HIV often see their CD4 counts drop. The lower your... Read more »
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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...oral ulsures (sp) but no fever (finally). He ordered a full CBC, tested for clap, syph, gohn, Elisa (I don't know what gen.) CD4 count, and a RNA (viral load). I had like 9 vilals of blood taken. Well this was on day # 33 after my possible... 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 »

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 »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »