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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... 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 Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against...
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Starting treatment and improving my CD4 count

1. i have just had my cd4 count test. it is approximately on 279. how do i help my body to improve it as i am not yet ready for ARV's.2. does this mean i dont have any other alternative way but to take the treatment.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post.The CD4 count will fluctuate thoughout the day and over time. We measure the CD4 cells that are out in the blood, but most are in the tissues. So any one reading is not enough to make decisions. However, I would Read more »

T cell count up then down

Doctor, My partner was recently diagnosed HIV+, he developed pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital twice in the last 6 weeks. He has been taking Atripla for about 5 weeks, after 2 weeks on Atripla his T cell count went from 40 to around 400,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Your partner is fortunate to have the benefit of your support and encouragement. When we measure the CD4 count, it is only the CD4 cells in the blood that we measure, not the cells in the tissues. As CD4 cells move into or out of the tissues to... Read more »

White blood cell boosters

I am getting Toxil for Kaposi in lungs, liver, stomage,&lymnp nodes in groin area. I am on fuzion undetectable but only 225 t-cells and want to know if I can do something to bring them up? Boosters help restore white blood cell counts, reducing the...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...are another type of white blood cell that is depleted in those with chronic HIV infection. The best strategy for maintaining CD4 cells is with antiretroviral therapy. In your case you should be at low risk for developing any complications of... 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
...When people refer to "CD4" they are usually talking about the lymphocytes, a type of 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 Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2

...Bottom Line What Is Interleukin-2? Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a protein made by the body. T-helper cells, a kind of white blood cell, produce IL-2 when they are stimulated by an infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

HIV Treatment Regimen Failure

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet CD4 count: CD4 cells, also called T cells or CD4+ T cells, are white blood cells that fight infection. HIV destroys CD4 cells, making it harder for the body to fight infections. A CD4 count is the number of Read more »
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Tested Positive, living in Thailand

Posted by LordBerners, 4 Replies
Long term expat here (teacher). I've known for just a month, and I can remember a rather profound illness that included exhaustion, dizziness, fever, and petechaie on ankles, about 2 years ago that could've been initial infection. I had a negative... Read more »

Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can someone clarify this issue to me in regard to the viral load and why a Lab blood work can not be used... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »

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 »