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Boosting Your Cd4 Count

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boosting CD4 count naturally

I tested positive recently. How can I increase/boost my CD4 count naturally? CD4 count was 480 ...
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 normal range for CD4 count in people without HIV infection is 500-1500. We usually don't know what people's CD4 count was before HIV infection. So it is conceivable that your CD4 count was at the low normal range, and therefore you are... Read more »


I have been hiv+ for 5yrs have not been on meds and have had a cd4 count of over 1200 which has... Read more »

study suggests DMG boosts CD4 count

Hi Experts,This isn't really a question, more something I wanted to share with those who are... Read more »

Hot Topics: Can Vitamin D Boost CD4?; Nausea Treatment; Side Effect Waiting Game; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, May 28, 2014 May 28, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   Did Vitamin D Supplements Help Boost My CD4 Count? After... Read more »

Despite CD4+ Boost, Interleukin-2 Provides No Discernible Long-Term Health Benefits to Patients on HAART, ESPRIT/SILCAAT Studies Find

The use of interleukin-2 (IL-2) alongside antiretroviral therapy does not further reduce an HIV-infected patient's risk of developing an opportunistic infection or dying, according to findings from a pair of large, long-term, international studies.... Read more »
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Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »

Any HIV Viral Load Reduction Can Improve CD4 Count for Individuals With Multi-Class Resistance, Study Finds

Viral load reduction, no matter how small, can have immunological benefits for people living with HIV who have experienced triple-class treatment failure, according to a recent study from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological... Read more »
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How do you boost your CD4?

Posted by cm82391, 2 Replies
Diet and exercise seem to be the most common thing to think of (what a no brainer)

But what are some things you guys do that seem to work? Read more »

Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »

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 and just keep taking my meds, will... Read more »

Increasing CD4 count

Posted by notinterested, 4 Replies
Hello 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 »