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Causes Of Low Cd4 Count

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What can cause low CD4 AND low viral count? New dx

My brother has just been diagnosed with HIV. His CD4 count is 50, which I understand is low. His viral count is 20,000, which I understand is not too high. He had a shingles infection three months ago but other than that he has been healthy. This...
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
One of the great mysteries is how this virus affects everyone differently. Many people can have advanced disease and not have symptoms and have relatively low viral loads. Part of this may be because the virus has burned out the immune system... Read more »

CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »

Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on... Read more »
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TheBody.com

HIV Meds, Low Quality of Sleep and Low CD4 Count

I stood on the beach and looked out at the water and decided then and there not to let this virus control me, but rather I would control the virus. That was the moment when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and angry about being a victim. I'm... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

My name is Kalpana Kallianpur and I'm from the University of Hawaii, the Clinical AIDS Research Group there. My coauthors on this project are Aaron McMurtray, Victor Valcour, Bruce Shiramizu and Cecilia Shikuma. This work was an offshoot of a larger... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction (MI), the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
I tested poz fairly recently, and got my first CD4/Viral Load test back.

The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »

To all those repeatedly neg but low cd4 (like me)

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Joel,

I've seen an expert at the the body talk about this, (Mark H.). What the hell is it. Is it just another name for an undectable strain of HIV? This is what he refers to people who keep testing negative on all sorts of test, but yet have... Read more »

Newly diagnosed, but CD4 counts is only 60!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I 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 »