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Average Cd4 Gained In A Month

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Historical CD4 count after 6 months of Atripla

How are my chances of attaining >200 CD4 after 6 months of Atripla with an initial CD4 of 71 and VL of 340,000? I'm taking the drug exactly as instructed on top of the antiinfectives. I'm booked to travel to Europe in May. I'm due for CD4 recheck in...
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
...Your chances are very good. Average increase in CD4 count after about 6-12 months of treatment is between 100-150 CD4 cells. Read more »

CD4 count 7 months after beginning Atripla

Dear Doctor, I started the Atripla combination at the beginning of May 2009 when my CD4 was 174 and... Read more »

very low CD4, very high VL, all in 5 months?

Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with a CD4 of 53 and VL > half million. I have no defining... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...the strength of the immune system, official treatment guidelines in the US suggest that CD4 counts be monitored every 3 to 4 months. See Fact Sheet 404 for more information on the treatment guidelines. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...see how things are changing over time and with treatment. You should get your CD4 cell count checked about every three to sixmonths -- or as often as your health care provider recommends. You will need morefrequent CD4 cell tests if your count... Read more »
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 Replies
...I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two Read more »

Finally got my CD4 back

Posted by dj1979, 6 Replies
...better news - my CD4 is up to 505 - it had fallen to 222 and I started meds late January. So after a little more than 3 full months on meds, it more than doubled! It definitely gives me the encouragement to stay on my medications - they ARE... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of you knows whether the claims in on the efficacy of Revivo against HIV are plausible? I ordered a month's dose out of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped... Read more »

CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...angry at anyone, I stayed in denial and didn't take meds. I was never sick until I suddenly was extremely ill. Almost within a month I just got this bad. I am in treatment for addiction now, because I tried to take myself out quick. Well, I'm... Read more »