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Average Cd4 Cell Counts

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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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High CD4% yet average or low CD4 count?

Hiya-When I was diagnosed poz six years ago, I had a CD4 at 250 but CD4% at 32. Since then, I've had great reaction to my meds and I've peaked at CD4 790 (but back to 550 recently). However, my CD4% keeps climbing. I'm at CD4%=49...
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
Not sure I can give you a good explanation, but we certainly see this. You don't indicate what your CD8 count/percent has been or is now. Although an increase in CD8 count is usually what is seen with HIV infection, we are now understanding... Read more »

average rate of cd4 cell decline

While I understand that some people progress very quickly and some apparently not at all or very slowly, I read recently on another, well respected HIV/AIDS website that untreated individuals cd4 levels decline on average at a rate of approx 50 to...
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
The average rate of decline posted at the other site is correct, based on some of the old natural history studies published in the early-mid 1990s. Thus a significant change has always been considered to be an absolute change of 50 CD4 cells or 3%... Read more »

Average Rise in CD4 count

I was diagonosed with HIV last year and have been on a regimen of Sustiva and Combivir. My initial CD4 count was 35, second test was 54, third was 115, most recent was 150. ARe the rises in CD4 counts this small or does it vary?Thank you....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The rate at which CD4 cells return after the initiation of HIV medication is variable and depends on several known and unknown factors including what your count is before starting the medication.Generally, the lower the CD4 cell count is before... Read more »


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
Hello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »
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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 you were infected... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been positive and healthy on no meds for the last 8 years. Now my cd4 count which was about 600 is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

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IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients

By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »