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Cd4 Cells And Mac Infection

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

CD4 Cells Count x Oportunistic Infections

Dear Dr. Gallant, First of all, congratulations for wonderful job at TheBody.I would like to know if a HIV+ person with a CD4 = 473, a good weight and a general health status good, canbe victim of any opportunistic infection or any HIV ill related ?...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...(caused by HPV infection), and a variety ofskin problems. In addition, Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma can occur atvirtually any CD4 cell count, although they are more common with advanceddisease.There is a correlation between RNA (viral load) and... Read more »

Need your help to help (Thanks)

Afternoon Dr First and like always, thanks for all your help and support. Since I have been diagnosed HIV+ (more than 2 years ago) I started helping HIV people in my community as much as I can (listening them, supporting them, guide them to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time of the initial visits.As for treatment with antiretrovirals, many current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when CD4 cell counts are in the 350-500 range. I would not wait until CD4 cell counts drop to 200. Again, he can read much... Read more »

what does CD4 stand ?

What does CD4 stand for and why is it important to have a CD4 count above 200?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...immune blood cell in the body, that are infected by HIV and decline during the course of infection by this virus. The number of CD4 lymphocytes in the body provides information regarding the stage of disease and what complications of HIV... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

...is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too low there is a risk that life-threatening infections could develop. Researchers in Barcelona and elsewhere in Spain conducted a pilot study to evaluate the safety... Read more »
The Body PRO

CD4+ Cell Count Decline in HIV-Infected Patients Is Growing More Rapid, Military Study Suggests

...lightly edited for clarity. Reference Crum-Cianflone NF, Eberly L, Zhang Y, et al. Is HIV becoming more virulent? Initial CD4 cell counts among HIV seroconverters across the HIV epidemic: 1985-2007. In: Program and abstracts of the 48th... 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

In most HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral therapy can fully restore a normal CD4+ cell count of more than 500 cells/mm 3 . However, the researchers note, it is not clear whether all patients can achieve normalization of their CD4+ cell count,... Read more »
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 »
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Newly Infected and Got Numbers---COnfused?

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i finally have all my numbers and granted i have an appointment on friday morning to explain all this to me but wouldn't mind some knowledge beforehand. I dont even know what numbers are important (well i do but i can't tell which ones they are... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My earlier posts are titled the same. In addition to the fever, I now have mild rashes over my face. They burn, as when one has just had a shave and applies lotion. They have continued to burn for last 2 days. What kind of rashes are associated... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 500, which means there is already damage done to my immune system?! My question was: If medical document all relate low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
...or 7.5 MIU twice a day for 5 days every 8 weeks, for a minimum of 3 cycles. IL-2 was then to be given as needed to maintain CD4 cells." Dr. Abrams concluded that "subcutaneous recombinant IL-2 given in intermittent cycles has no impact on HIV... Read more »