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Amount Of Cd4 T Cells In Acute Phase Of Hiv Infection

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CD4 @ 295 in acute infection

Hi Dr Young Thank you for being there and easing our minds knowing you are there with the answers to our questions. I finaly got to have my blood drawn yesterday and saw the hiv specialist today. My cd4s are 295 the results for viral load I will...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...rest easily--you don't have lymphocytic leukemia. Lymphocyte counts can go up dramatically (and usually transiently) during acute viral infections of any kind (including HIV).As for your CD4s, it's also not unusual for CD4 counts to drop during... Read more »

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Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...relative to the treatment for other addictive behaviors. The long-term cure for methamphetamine addiction may be as low as 10%.HIV infection rates are significantly increased in methamphetamine users and secondary transmission is high, as... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

cd4 and t-cells

hiim 30 years old and im hiv+ and hep c+. i just would like someone to explain in simple words, how to understand what is and how i read my cd4 count and all that stuff. i just wanted a symple explanation if its possible.i hope u understand my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When you have HIV infection, you want your virus to be at low levels and your T cells to be high. The T cells we concentrate on are the CD4+ T cells which Read more »
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...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

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...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

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...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days,... Read more »