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Absolute Cd4 Helper

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CD4 count-will it tell me how long with HIV?

...I was recently diagnosed with HIV and all I have so far are the lab results that I dont understand. It says my absolute CD4 helper is 1821 H. Is this good, bad, and can it give me a time frame of ANY sort for when I got the infection? Like...
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
...That is a very good CD4 count and is slightly above the normal range (500-1500). So you are in very good shape from an immune system point of view. No, Read more »

My numbers are going down more and more.

...doctor giving me a perplexed look. 10/25/08 Revealed: Absolute CD4 Helper 7084 Pos. Lymph... Read more »

Understanding Lab Results & Treatment

nd out that I was HIV + and my absolute CD 4 Helper is 624, % CD Pos. Lymph is 16.0,Rna by PCR... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Absolute Count and Percentage of CD4+ Lymphocytes Are Independent Predictors of Disease Progression in HIV-Infected Persons Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...participants who began HAART regimens between 1997 and 2004 and received more than 30 days of therapy and who had baseline values of CD4+ T cell counts, CD4 percentages and HIV-1 RNA. The researchers used a proportional-hazard model to determine... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...take nevirapine. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has... Read more »
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Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. One 3 month period they will be as low as 245 the next 945 the next 485 and then 644. My... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
...PCR 400 copies/ml HIV-1 ABS ratio flag 5.61 HIV 1 ABS Qual Result Reaptedly reactive by eia Screen Western BLOT positive Absolute CD 4 Helper 1110 % CD 4 Lymph 44.4 to me this sounds like he is HIV positive this test was given back in 8 of... Read more »

is he really positive

Posted by kyiala, 6 Replies
...PCR 400 copies/ml HIV-1 ABS ratio flag 5.61 HIV 1 ABS Qual Result Reaptedly reactive by eia Screen Western BLOT positive Absolute CD 4 Helper 1110 % CD 4 Lymph 44.4 to me this sounds like he is HIV positive this test was given back in 8 of... Read more »

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 »