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When To Start Meds -- Pregnancy And Low CD4 Count

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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
...had tonsilitis at the time of blood test) and my doctor has said that its not neccesary for me to take the meds yet untill my cd4 cell count drops unless however i can choose to start them now. im confused becuase most of the information i can... Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig... Read more »

My CD4 count after Starting Meds

This isnt actually a question. This is a bit of encouraging info for some people. I found out I was... Read more »
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FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...with all the CD4 cells we will ever have? Will a flu vaccination affect my CD4 count? Can you explain "viral load" and "CD4 cell count," and detail how they are measured? Why do CD4 counts rise after their initial decline? My doc says... Read more »
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FAQs About When to Start Medication From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...treatment guidelines recommend starting meds at a CD4 count of 350, but I've read about starting even earlier than that. My CD4 counts have been between 540 and 650 and my viral load is around 24,000 now. Should I start treatment? My friend... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...decision regarding when to start treatment is now made based on CD4 counts instead of viral loads. Women also tend to have higher CD4 cell counts than men, at least early on in infection. This does not necessarily mean that they have stronger... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
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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

Posted by T_BOOGIE
...How lond does it take for hiv to effect your cd4 count? Will it show right away if you are having symptoms? Is 11 weeks to early to get tested? Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
...Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 Read more »