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Low CD4 Count And Weight Gain

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CD4 count @ 11: is Triomune recommended?

I'm turning 28 next month & been infected with HIV for 11years. I've been healthy & still look healthy even now without medication but i just got results that my CD4 count is now 11. I'm scared & shocked coz I look good & work HARD to maintain my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...precisely why we recommend regular (at least every 6 months, preferably every 3-4 month) clinical and laboratory evaluation.If your CD4 count is really (confirmed) at 11, you have very seriously impaired immune function and AIDS. You should be... Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough... Read more »

UNDETECTABLE/CD4 COUNT

I STARTED ON ATRIPLA ON MID JUNE 2008 WENT BACK HAD BLOODS DONE IN JULY WAS TOLD THAT I AM... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS and HIV Therapy: Nutritional Supplements Can Help Patients Gain Weight, Raise CD4 Counts

...function and are thought to improve cognitive development as well. Both standard and enriched supplements produced significant weight gains of roughly 3 percent, mostly in the form of increased fat mass. However, the peptide-based formula... Read more »
The Body

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2

...by an infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. Patients who use IL-2 have large increases in their CD4 cell counts. IL-2 is called an immune modulator. Interleukin-2 has been approved by the FDA to treat some types of... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

CD4 Monitoring in Resource-Limited Settings: The State of the Art at Bangkok

...(Bi, B2038) Total Lymphocyte Washout The practical value of using total lymphocyte count (TLC) as a surrogate for absolute CD4 cell counts in adults came in for hard knocks from nearly every study that evaluated it. One focus of inquiry is to... Read more »
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CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Oh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that because 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 »

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 »