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On Atripla My Cd4 Won't Go Up

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CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »

My CD4's won't increase

Hi, I have a question about my CD4 count. I happen to have Cerebral Palsy, and I was diagnosed two... Read more »

My CD4's won't increase

Hi Dr. Holodniy, I have a question about my CD4 count. I happen to have Cerebral Palsy, and I was... Read more »
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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 »

A 30 Day Miracle. CD4 goes from 160 to 500!

Posted by CLT, 3 Replies
All praises go to GOD. I had to let the world know the good news. I started Atripla (coupled with my faith in God and prayer) 30 days ago and my CD4 count went from 160 (which by right is full blown AIDS) to 500 in a matter of 30 days. I couldnt... Read more »

cd4 cd8

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please can somebody tell me if your cd count percentage
was 57 what would it be in absolute count. nobody knows at my doctors offfice and the lab won't tell me Read more »

Just got back home, VL & CD4

Posted by Trav, 2 Replies
I just got back home from my Dr. appoinment with my new Dr. My viral load is 163 and my CD4 is 644. To others that would seem to be good news, but not to me. Since I don't feel any differently that my are numbers are "good' then why am I on... Read more »