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Can Solumedrol Lower Cd4

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune
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lower CD4

I started Atripla 9 months ago with a CD4 of 511, vl 47500, CD4% 29 and CD8 .8.My December results were undetectable, CD4 of 723, CD4% 31% and CD8 .8As of April 3 I am still undetectable, but my CD4 fell to 615. My CD4, however climbed to 36% and...
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
...No I would not be concerned. Your CD4 count and CD4% are in the normal range for those who are not infected. You will see some fluctuation of the CD4 count. Read more »

Can sinuses cause your CD4 count to lower?

Recently my partner's sinuses have been acting up, we just got back our CD4 counts and his are lower then we expected at 355. Is it possible that his sinuses are causing his CD4 counts to be low?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, absolutely. CD4 cells do a lot more than just fight HIV. They are involved in almost any type inflammation anywhere in the body. Any intercurrent Read more »

Solumedrol for corneal graft rejection w/ HIV?

I tested positive in 1985 but have never had any opportunistic infections. Currently my meds keep (and have kept for many years) my viral load undetectable with t-4 cells above 1500....in other words I am doing extremely well. Last year I received...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...on this or similar meds (like prednisone) once things calm down with your eye, chances are your viral load would stay low and CD4 cell count high.The problem that you face, as does anyone taking this type of steroid, is that they lower immune... Read more »

Can Syphilis infection lower CD4?

HiRecently my CD4 dropped from 426 to 241 in just 3 months. Can a syphilis infection do this? If yes, if I take the necessary antibiotics, will my CD4 go back up?Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Almost any concurrent infection can cause CD4 counts to drop and HIV viral load to skyrocket. The reason you should take antibiotics if you have syphilis is not primarily Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2

...by an infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. Patients who use IL-2 have large increases in their CD4 cell counts. IL-2 is called an immune modulator. Interleukin-2 has been approved by the FDA to treat some types of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pentamidine

...long time before getting treatment. In fact, 30% to 40% of people with HIV have PCP if they wait to get treatment until their CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) are around 50. PCP is caused by a fungus. A healthy immune system can control... Read more »
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Probabyl not the right forum, VL vs. cd4 count?

Posted by BeerMe30
...Initially 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? Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

CD4 CD8

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anybody know what other viral infections apart from HIV can cause an inverted CD4:CD8 ratio? Read more »

cd4 cd8

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cuando se produce la seroconversion, cd4/cd8 < 0,8? Que valor normal de cd4 es? i de cd8? Read more »