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Rise in T-Cells

When I was first diagnosed in April of 2006 my T-Cell count was under 50. Since my diagnosis I have adamantly taken my atripla on time each day. My T-Cells stayed between 600 and 700. I did not have labs for the past 9 months (or possibly longer)...
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 are exceptionally lucky and have had a fabulous response, as this is not the norm. But keep doing what you are doing.... Read more »

when will T-cells/RBC counts finally rise

Dear Dr. Frascino, MD,I have been HIV+ for almost 14 1/2 years. I have been on a number of... Read more »

Rising T-cells, why start treatment?

Doctor,My T-cell count keeps rising from 403 to 420 to 450 and my viral load jumps around A LOT.... Read more »

No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Long-Term Survivors of HIV and Wellness

HIV Wellness Oxymoron Either of two retroviruses that infect and destroy helper T-cells of the immune system, causing the marked reduction in... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Peter S., an Extensively Treated Patient With a Rising Viral Load

Peter S. is a 47-year-old former book publisher, now on permanent disability, who discovered that he was infected with HIV in 1985, shortly after the first HIV antibody test was approved for commercial use. Peter and his lover of seven years were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: Metropolitan Community Church Targets Meth Use and Rising HIV Rates

Two pastors of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), an international Los Angeles-based Christian denomination that welcomes and affirms gays and lesbians, recently joined other community leaders in northern Virginia for a World AIDS Day health... Read more »
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Rising viral load?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What does it mean when you're viral load is stable for a long time and then suddenly starts jumping a lot? my other #'s are going down too. I dont know whats wrong with me or why this is hapening but maybe someone here knows what could cause this.... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »