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Cd4 And White Blood Cells

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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack...
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cd4 2000 vl undect wbc elevation

I have been pos for 10 yrs. I have been on 2 regimons, due to side effects. My current regimon is reyataz, norvir, truvada. I have had a cd4 of >2000 and VL undect with a cd4H, this has been the issue over a year. My wbc are elevated with every...
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
...You don't indicate what your total white blood cell (WBC) is , or the differential counts and percent of the major subpopulations of WBC to know if your count is elevated and if so by Read more »

hiv and interferon

my cd4 was 915 and when i took interferon from 4months i found my cd4 436.what the reason and what can i do iam very afread.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause bone marrow suppression which can result in anemia and decreased white blood cell counts . The CD4 cell is a white blood cell. CD4 counts often will drop will taking interferon but usually rebound back when Read more »

Falling CD4 count with stable CD4 %

Dear DoctorsFirst up, a big thank you to you for giving your expertise and time to answer questions like mine. I wish we had a forum like this in the UK.I have been HIV positive since Jan 2006. All of my CD4 counts until recently have been 820-860....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Matt,You are on the right track. The CD4% is the proportion of white blood cells (WBC) that are CD4. So, if the CD4% is the same, a modest drop in the absolute CD4 cell count is probably meaningless (as in Read more »

CD4 Decrease

I've been on meds for about a year now and my viral load is now undetectable but my CD4 numbers are decreasing. They started at 180 and 12% then went to 150 and 15%, 130 and 15% and now are at 110 and 14%. I am very scared but the doctor says not...
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
...Your CD4 percent has not changed, yet your absolute CD4 count has declined. This may be related to your white blood cell (WBC) or total lymphocyte counts decreasing and not a real change in your CD4 count. Make sure you check with your doctor... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Viral Counts Necessary for Gauging Health of Children With HIV

...medication for at least six months. The children's viral load levels were monitored every six months, along with counts of CD4 white blood cells (to measure immune strength) and oxygen-carrying molecules (hemoglobin) in red blood cells. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...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 system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called... Read more »
The Body

A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors enter a CD4 cell. CCR5 tropic - HIV that can only use CCR5 (or R5) coreceptors. CD4 cell - A CD4 cell is the type of white blood cell that HIV targets. Coreceptor - To get inside a CD4 cell, HIV must trigger a coreceptor on the cell's... Read more »
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Tested Positive, living in Thailand

Posted by LordBerners, 4 Replies
...test about a year before that, so I guess I've been positive for roughly 2 years. I just got blood drawn in Bangkok for the CD4 and VL tests (not that I understand fully what those are yet), but haven't got the results back. I have no obvious... Read more »

Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can someone clarify this issue to me in regard to the viral load and why a Lab blood work can not be used... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 with HIV, the... Read more »


Posted by usn694, 3 Replies
...i am wondering about how the t cells and CD4 count works....i tried reading up on it, but i confused myself on it lol.i dont understand which should be higher to stay healthy. Read more »