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Cd4 Cells And Aids

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If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could this be...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting... Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Use of Modified CD4+ T Cells, Vaccine to Fight HIV/AIDS

...Pennsylvania ( Guardian , 11/10). In related news, a second, unrelated report by researchers testing Crucell 's experimental HIV/AIDS vaccine that is based on T cells said it was effective among six rhesus monkeys. For the study, published in... 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

...evidence of slow increases in their CD4+ cell count over time, many do not. These individuals may have an elevated risk of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality." Back to other news for April 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...total follow-up period. Each type of malignancy was analyzed separately, using Poisson regression to test 78 models. "Current CD4 cell count was the only factor predictive of Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer and liver cancer," the team reported,... Read more »
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CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

...The interview was conducted by Gerald Pierone, M.D., an HIV clinician/researcher and the founder and executive director of the AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast in Fort Pierce, Fla. Hello, my name is Hans-J├╝rgen... Read more »
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AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone tell me if a CBC (complete blood count) would indicate if something was wrong with you in terms of AIDS? If you had cytomegalovirus, thrush, kaposi sacroma...would a CBC or unine anaylsis indicate something wrong with you? If you Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect the CD4 cells count? In other words - does a person's CD4 cells count react to any kind of virus infection? If so, is my test... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »

CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...time frame from contracting HIV then it developing it into AIDS? I have read that a healthy individual has between 500-1500 CD4 cells and that if you are infected with HIV, it usually goes down by about 50-100 each year. Any comments would be... Read more »