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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CD4

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What does it mean if your CD4 COUNT IS 364?

AND MY VIRAL LOAD IS 56,000
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
...Your viral load is the moderate range and your CD4 count is also moderately decreased. A normal CD4 count in someone without HIV infection is between 500-1500. given those numbers, Read more »

meaning of cd4 count of 469

im a 21 year old lady who was diagnosed with hiv nov 2007 after an outbreak of shingles with a cd4... Read more »

Real meaning of CD4 counts

I was diagnosed with HIV around 3 years ago and have good labs and good health. Last bloods were... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... The Basics | Increasing CD4 Count | What's a Normal CD4 Count Rise? | Pregnancy & CD4 | CD4 Drops The Basics Where do CD4 cells come from? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

... The researchers undertook the current study to establish the contribution that severe malnutrition makes to CD4 lymphopenia in HIV-infected and -uninfected children and to determine the changes in CD4 count during nutritional rehabilitation. Read more »
The Body PRO

Session 50, Abstract 379: Combination Therapy with AZT + 3TC + Indinavir vs. d4T + 3TC + Indinavir in Pretreated Patients with Less than 200 CD4/mm 3

...pre-treated patients (either AZT and/or ddI and/or ddC, for a median period of just over two years). Patients had fewer than 200 CD4 cells, a viral load of at least 3000 copies/ml, and had never taken a protease inhibitor, d4T, or 3TC. Patient... Read more »
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
...be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...negative/non reactive/undetectable. In June of this year, one of the physicians I was working with ordered - at my urging - a CD4 test because I thought that would give me the peace of mind I needed. Well it didn't. It came back 414 (37%) in... Read more »

Good News... PCR/CD4/CD8 results!!

Posted by uglyduck, 4 Replies
...At, 18 days post exposure: PCR = Undetectable (or as one of my HIV specialist said, NEGATIVE). CD4: 476 (kind of low, but my HIV specialist says that is normal) CD8: 494 (OK) CD4/CD8 %: 27% (He says is OK). Well, I just Read more »

Use of cd4/cd8

Posted by Anonymous
...bulletin-board, I see there is a lot of use and abuse of t-cell subsets among worried wells. To put things in perspective - cd4/cd8-ratios were used as a surrogate marker of HIV-infection among blood donors at a US hospital between 1983 and 1985... Read more »