Best Time To Have Cd4 Count Drawn
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey College Guy,I'll reprint below some information about absolute CD4 cell counts and CD4%. The CD4% is the more accurate test, as it is less susceptible to variations related to concurrent phenomena (diurnal variation, other infections, etc.)... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Cello-Guy,I strongly disagree with the advice your doctor gave you regarding absolute CD4 counts versus CD4%! I reviewed this topic in detail recently in this forum. Consequently, rather than retyping the same information, I will instead... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe count is the actual number. The percentage is the percent of t lymphocytes that are CD4 positive.... Read more »
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Posted by PeaceandLove, 4 RepliesHello everyone,
I usually come on here and offer support and advice, and now I'm looking for some. I got my labs back and for the second time in a row by CD4 dropped. I've chosen not to know the number but from pestering my partner and getting hints,... Read more »
Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 ReplyHi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDear all - need some advice, help, support.
12 months post a condom break with what I didn't realise at the time was a HIV+ infected person I am still testing -ve on Elisa 1 and 2, P24 antigen, bDNA, RNA PCR and DNA PCR. Normally of course I would... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have been infected for just 8 months and have been on meds. My CD4 counts rose to 416 and i am undetectable in viral load. My question is, last week, my CD4 counts dropped to 386. Is this normal? do they fluctuate? I'm worried that my meds are... Read more »
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