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A Low Cd4 Count And A Low Viral Load Count

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Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on atripla and one month later I was undectable and cd4 was 255. Its been two years now of being undectable and the cd4 is not going up. The range over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Dr. Henry already addressed your question regarding lack of immune reconstitution despite driving HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time. I'll reprint his response below. I completely agree with his... Read more »

Low cd4 count and viral load

I was diagnosed a few weeks ago, my viral load is 4006 and my cd4 count is 139? i am currently... Read more »

long term impact of low numbers? (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Frascino,First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent foundation and the... Read more »
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Trizivir Plus Efavirenz Potent for Naive Patients With Low CD4 Counts and High Viral Loads

...failure and the emergence of drug resistance. This has become important given the general observation that people with very low CD4 cell counts or extremely high viral loads are at greater risk of treatment failure than those with "healthier"... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Viral Load and T-Cell (CD4) Counts: Why They Matter

...for HIV or AIDS, your doctor uses a number of blood tests to check how you're doing. One of the most important tests measures VIRAL LOAD, the amount of HIV in your blood. Another very important test counts your CD4 CELLS, sometimes called... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis Read more »
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Session 286/12204: Combination Abacavir (1592, ABC)/Amprenavir (141W94) Therapy in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Naïve Subjects with CD4+ Cell Counts >400 cells/mL and Viral Load >5000 copies/mL

Dr. Bart and colleagues presented preliminary results from this open-label study of abacavir, an experimental nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, and amprenavir, an experimental protease inhibitor, in 40 treatment-naïve patients. ... Read more »
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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...no fever (finally). He ordered a full CBC, tested for clap, syph, gohn, Elisa (I don't know what gen.) CD4 count, and a RNA (viral load). I had like 9 vilals of blood taken. Well this was on day # 33 after my possible exposure to HIV (i recieved... Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
...I tested poz fairly recently, and 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 Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »