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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 Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line
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Non CD4 replication

HIV uses CD4 cells to replicate and is blocked by HAART from doing this explaining a VL UD when it's successful. But, is there any replication going on in the non CD4 cells that sequester HIV? like lymphnodes, and other tissues? and if so are these...
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
...Great question. First, there are CD4+ t cells and monocytes and other cells with CD4 receptors that exist in lymph nodes and other organs, and are not just circulating in the blood. HIV can infect some of these other types Read more »

Why CD4 goes down while CD4% goes up (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob, it is a real pleasure to read your answers full of help, professionalism, generosity and fun. I started therapy at an absolute CD4 of 405 and 26% and VL above 100k, I started Atripla six months ago after the first three months my CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...monitoring HIV disease, it's important to look for long-term trends rather than worry about transient swings, especially in absolute CD4 counts. Absolute CD4 counts are calculated from the absolute lymphocyte counts. The absolute lymphocyte count... Read more »

cd4 count

I had hiv since i was born in 85 i was on medicine all my life last year i decided to stop my medicine because i was doing really well i recently had my cd4 count done it is 24 and my viral load is sky high i started new medicine treatment how long...
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
...In general, the lower the CD4 count is when treatment is started the longer it may take to see significant increases. You don't indicate what your CD4 count Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You seem to be most worried about the diagnosis of AIDS because your CD4 count has dropped below 200. Actually you qualified for the AIDS diagnosis when your Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first diagnosed Read more »
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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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Unveil Piece of HIV Protein That May Be Key to AIDS Vaccine Development

...gp120. Nature DOI: 10.1038/Nature05580 (2007). PD Kwong et al. Structure of an HIV gp120 envelope glycoprotein in complex with CD4 receptor and a neutralizing human antibody. Nature 393:648-59 (1998). Vaccine Research Center Structural... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...best able to manage this complicated condition. Knowledge About HIV The Basics HIV is a virus that infects and destroys CD4 cells . CD4 cells are part of the body's immune system. The immune system protects the body from invaders. When... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells . HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into virus factories that produce thousands of viral copies. As... Read more »
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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 »

terminology

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 »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...negative/non reactive/undetectable. In June of this year, one of the physicians I was working with ordered - at my urging - a CD4 test because I thought that would give me the peace of mind I needed. Well it didn't. It came back 414 (37%) in... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »