Can Solumedrol Lower Cd4
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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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe drop in CD4 count is the result of your total WBC decreasing, and could certainly be related to having an acute infection. Given that your HIV viral load remains undetectable, I believe that your decreased CD4 count is temporary.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe normal CD4 count range is 500-1500 and the normal CD4 percentage is 35-50%. The lower the CD4 percent and count, the worse off the immune system is.... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThe way that I'd interpret these labs is that your CD4 percentage is most indicative of your overall state of immune function-- the relatively lower CD4 absolute, as you point out, is a reflection of having a lower WBC count. I'd probably... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyMy viral load has been undetectable for a couple of years but my CD4s have been on a steady decline (now at 199). My doc is not sure what is happening and the Experts on The Body don't seem to have answers either. I would love to discuss this issue... Read more »
Posted by BeerMe30Initially I had a cd4 of 139 and a VL that went up from 4000 to 10k. I s that normal to have low numbers for both or is does that depend on the person?
I do know my VL more than doubled in a week, so I can probably assume it has done the same in... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs there a way to get your CD4 level tested without going through your family doctor?
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Posted by TheBodyWhat Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?
Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »
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