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Huge CD4 count drop in short time

Hi Dr Ben, you are my hero and shining light,l was infected on a holiday in china january 2008, l got a fever in mid jan, by march when l tested l was hiv pos,my first tests in march was virol load 13,000 and cd4 430 % next test in june my numbers...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...Hello Rod and thanks for your post.First off, any significantly changed CD4 count (especially when it's one that indicates that it's time to start treatment) should be confirmed.If a repeat lab test confirms Read more »

How much time to increase CD4 count and decrease viral load?

I have a CD4 count below 200. I am starting HAART this week. How long should it take to get my... Read more »

CD4 count during time of illness

Would you normally expect your CD4 count to go up or down during times of illness?Can you give a... Read more »
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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 Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

...to evaluate changes in CD4+ cell count. Most (83 percent) of the subjects were men; the subjects' median age was 47. At the time of therapy initiation, the median CD4+ cell count was 201 (interquartile range, 72-344 cells/mm 3 ). The median... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

...contribution that severe malnutrition makes to CD4 lymphopenia in HIV-infected and -uninfected children and to determine the changes in CD4 count during nutritional rehabilitation. From a pediatric ward in Lusaka, 56 children with severe... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...sandpaper. (yeast infections, dermatitis on scalp, sweats, sticky skin) I pray for a return to good health. And why would my CD4 count be only 540 if I was hiv negative? Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
...Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 Read more »