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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 your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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abnormal high CD-4 cells

It is correct to stop antiviral Therapy after a lab result that shows over the upper range high CD-4 cells?...
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
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An abnormal PAP smear; What does this all mean?

Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your query does not have enough information for me to answer fully. Are you a woman talking about a cervical PAP smear, a guy talking about an anal PAP smear? There are many abnormalities-- which do you have? These are the questions you need to... Read more »

CD4 cells and STD's

Dear Doctor,Thank you in advance for helping with my question.I am wondering whether having a developing chlamydia infection may influence the absolute cd4 cell count? Do cd4 cells participate in the immune response for other STD's or just HIV?...
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
CD4 cells would not be the primary immune response for a chlamydia infection. It is possible though to see a transient reduction in CD4 count in the face of other ongoing infections.... Read more »

Transmission of std

am being treated for anal warts (yuk). I am married and read that the virus could be transmitted to my wife if she masturbates me because the virus is present in precum. Is this true? Is normal vaginal intercourse a risk in transmitting the virus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Jimbo,I think somewhere along the way someone got their virus acronyms confused. The virus that causes anal warts is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and is indeed transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. This virus is not found in pre-cum... Read more »
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Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »


Posted by MIT, 1 Reply
I'm taking it all in stride and will deal with it better in time
But right now I'm hurt and angry and feeling alot of fear.
Having to go on meds for the first time too is daunting.
KAPOW! Read more »


Posted by MIT, 2 Replies
Ok. first time I have sex after a 12 yr relationship that was monogamous and safe I contract HIV. Wrapping my brain around that idea has been tough but I've become fairly even with it. Now I've come to find out I have herpes, HPV, and warts. What... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been concerned about a possible exposure. I started out having protected sex with a sex worker. When she rolled over the condom came off and she stared to go w/o it... maybe about 1 minute. Then I stopped her and she put another on. We... Read more »