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Cd4 Cell Loss In A Year

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Is my body handling the virus well?

I recently received my lab results back and everything seemed to be OK. My CD4 count is at 610 and my viral load is at 26,000. My doctor says he thinks my immune system is handling the virus well and that I don't need to start medication at 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
...moderate range. This means in the absence of meds your CD4 count will begin to decline over time. In general, there is a about a 50 CD4 cell loss per year in the absence of meds. This can be affected by a variety of things including underlying... Read more »

Newly hiv+

Hi Dr. Frascino, I recently learned I am hiv+. First thing I did was find a hiv specialist who I... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and isunable to fight off germs. At this point, you are at risk of gettinginfections, called... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

...patients can achieve normalization of their CD4+ cell count, in part because no study has followed up patients for more than seven years. The subjects of the current study were 366 patients from five clinical cohorts who maintained a plasma HIV... Read more »
The Body PRO

CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

...a negative development of CD4+ cells. It doesn't go down very much: It translates into a loss of approximately 50 cells per year. And these people could be different than other [elite controllers]. We tried to control [for discrepancies] by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
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ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »

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...Graves' disease may be a risk for patients starting ART with a low CD4 cell count who then have good immune restoratation printer friendly version send to friend glossary comment Michael Carter, Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »