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Cd4 Cell Count

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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. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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cd4 cell count

my cd4 cell count is 29 just been diagnosed .my doc says I should start treatment.is it possible my cd4 count will go up?...
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
I agree with your doctor. Your CD4 count is extremely low and you are at great risk of developing opportunistic infections. You need to start treatment ASAP. And yes, your CD4 count will go up with treatment.... Read more »

CD4 Cell Count

I was told May 23rd I had a CD4 Cell Count of One (1). If That has been depleted Will It ever rise again? The Doctors told me they coundn't start Meds until Aug...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Steve and thanks for your post.You do indeed have a very low CD4 count and significant risks for having HIV-related complications. Fortunately, there's plenty of hope that with well selected and adhered-to medications your counts (and... Read more »

cd4 cell count is 29

my aunts cd4 count is 29 and she has lost abt 6kgs.how long does she have to live?can drugs help her now ?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Patients with CD4 count 0f 29 can still benefit greatly from access to quality HIV care both anti-HIV medications and for prevention of opportunistic infections/nutrition/symptoms support et cetera. Hopefully she is being seen by an HIV specialist... Read more »

CD4 CELL COUNT

We have on two occasions got undetatable cd4 cell counts fom our labaratory why is this so?...
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
Unless you have AIDS and your CD4 count is < 5-10, this would be a lab error, particularly if your CD4 counts have been consistently quantified in the past.... Read more »
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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 »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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What Is a T-Cell or CD4 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... Read more »

my CD4 counts dropped. is this normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been infected for just 8 months and have been on meds. My CD4 counts rose to 416 and i am undetectable in viral load. My question is, last week, my CD4 counts dropped to 386. Is this normal? do they fluctuate? I'm worried that my meds are... Read more »

CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that because if you're at 8 it isn't too great!

He decided to Difllucan me again on a permanent basis. He... Read more »