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HOW LONG DO T CELLS LIVE

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CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? Ongoing Monitoring "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of...
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Started treatment with <250 T cells, long term prognosis?

Hi-Happy holidays, the Body saved me so many times, many years ago and still today, thank you again!! <3 I've been positive for about 23 years, since I was 18. With very little drugs available and initial allergic reactions I became hesitant...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is impossible to predict survival even with studies like the one you mentioned.The great news is that you have very high CD4 cells. At that level, your immune system has recovered much of its loss. As long as you keep your cardiovascular risk... Read more »

How to stop long-lived med like Viramune?

Dr. Cohen,I've been on Combivir and Viramune since Dec '99, my first and only HIV meds. My VL is < 50 and my T-cells are around 535. I've become anemic and want to stop my meds to see if the AZT is causing the anemia (with my HIV...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, Jim, there are other ways to figure out if AZT is the cause of your anemia. While you could just stop them all, you can do something perhaps easier - which is to simply substitute a different antiviral for the AZT - one that does not cause... Read more »

HOW LONG TO LIVE WITH CURRENT RESISTANCE

DEAR MARK, I AM RESISTANT TO NEARLY ALL DRUGS AVAILABLE. DO YOU SEE ANY HOPE FOR ME TO SURVIVE MORE THAN A FEW DECADES STILL? I AM RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH EXPOSURE IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. VL = 30,000, T-CELLS ARE 600. THINKING OF INTERLEUKIN 2...
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
You might be desperate, but certainly not dying. Your CD4 count is pretty good. IL-2 is a good idea, but only in the presence of a good antiretroviral regimen. Other drugs like second generation protease inhibitors (ABT-378), fusion inhibitors... Read more »

How Long Can I Live With Aids?

Hi! I'm 28 years old and I was detected with Aids. I've started a treatment and I just wanna know how long can I live?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
My short answer is that you probably can live to be a very old person. Most people newly diagnosed who are taking care of their mental health, not using drugs or abusing alcohol can start antiretroviral therapy and have a dramatic response. This... Read more »
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How long to live?

Posted by PondersLife, 4 Replies
Hi everyone! Ok, here's the skinny...I have been pos since 1998 and started on meds in 2000 (didn't get sick started to prevent getting sick). One month after starting meds virus count was undectable and t-cells were 390 that was in 1998. Now... Read more »

how long to live?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
hi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »