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Cd4 Blood Test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Company Developing CD4+ Blood Test for Use in Developing Countries

Fullerton, Calif.-based Beckman Coulter is taking part in an international initiative to develop a type of blood test that can be used widely in developing countries to measure a person's CD4+ T cell count, the Orange County Register reports. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study Says

Researchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
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 system.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How fast should cd4 rise? Blood test results...

Dear Dr. Keith,I have been on treatment for about 3 months now. When i started I had a cd4 count of about 210 and VL of 29,000.I have had my first lab tests done, and while my VL test results arent ready yet, i see that my CD4 has risen to 405.Now,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Overall CD4 increase and safety labs that you describe are reassuring and fairly typical (in a good way). CD4 response is highly variable with perhaps 20% NOT having a good increase despite suppression of HIV levels so you seem to be off to decent... Read more »

CD4, CD8 and viral load blood test

Three months ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. I just got the blood test results for CD4, CD8 and Viral Load. I would like to understand the results before visiting my doctor. According to the blood test report this is what I got:CD4 13%, CD8 20%,...
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
Possibly. You don't indicate what your absolute CD4 count is. Given a CD4% of 13% it is likely your CD4 count is < 300. Although your viral load is on the low to moderate side, you CD4 count percent indicates pretty significant immune system... Read more »

interpretation of blood test CD4 and CD8

Dear Doc. HolodnlyI'm on Prezista+Norvir+Maraviroc+Truvada (baring m184 mutation) only one months on this therapy after failure on Raltegravir, and m184my VL is 20 (non PCR method) and CD4 is 202other results that i don't understand...
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
The numbers you present are what are typically reported when someone orders t cell subsets. The report usually provides the total number and percent of the different cell types. The types of cells reported are usually all t cells (CD3+ cells, which... Read more »

Just diagnosed, and my second blood test shows jump in CD4 and decrease in viral load

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 3 months ago. My first CD4 documented results were 714...now they are 834. Also, my viral load was 51,000. Now is it 34,000. I am not on meds. Is this normal?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your labs show a fairly typical variation in the the range of the tests; most importantly, they show that your CD4 count is stable and within the normal range; your viral load is an "average" level (namely,... Read more »
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Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »

CD4 360, still tests negative

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Anyone that have had severe hiv related symptoms for a long time and still tested negative?

Please let me know! Read more »

RE: CD4 up!

Posted by asianboy, 1 Reply
I was tested positive last December 2010 (CD4=11), and was utterly devastated. My whole world came to a halt --- career, plans, everything. I thought that was the end of it.
In my recent blood test, my CD4 is now up to 88. I could've never been... Read more »

How long before CD 4 drops

Posted by goloka, 2 Replies
If you are recently infected, how long before your CD 4 is droped and WBC and CD 8 is up and ratio is inverted ?

Ben Read more »