Can A Person Still Function Healthily With A Cd4 Less Than 200
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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 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 »
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineUnfortunately I do not have any clear answers for you. Someone would need to review all your medical records to figure out if you had a false positive test for lupus or if you do have lupus. Lupus is diagnosed by fulfilling certain criteria which... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Certainly an intercurrent severe HIV-related opportunistic infection, such as cryptococcal meningitis, can cause CD4 cell counts to plummet. However, cryptococcal meningitis usually presents when CD4 cell counts are less than 100. It would be... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesHi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI have been unwell since this spring. After a series of lymph nodes problem, I went to have myself tested. Three weeks ago I learned that I was positive. Last week had my first HIV doctor appointment and did some blood works. Today I found out that... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousI have a question I am not sure this is the best place to ask it but I can not think of anywhere else.
My question is people with HIV get different infections, some of them not very nice at all, But I was just wondering do you only get these... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesWhen I started meds, my cd4 count was 348. Is that in the bad range?
Since I started meds, it went up to 358. Read more »
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