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Cd4 Count Hiv

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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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Normal Cd4 count for HIV-

What is a normal cd4 count for a hiv negative person? My last two cd4 counts were 628 and 654 but a maginal improvement I've been on antiretroviral treatment for a year and a half and my viral load undetectable for a year but it seems my cd4...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
HIV Negative people can have anywhere from 450 to 1100 CD4 cells, so your CD4 cells are normal. I would not worry so much about "more CD4 cells" since having more than you have will probably bring you no extra benefit, and besides you... Read more »

Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV- (continued)

Dear Mark,I just wrote you about having low CD4 counts (< 300) despite testing negative consistently for HIV (negative ELISA at 3.5 mths, negative DNA PCR at 6 wks); I just though of something ridiculous - the woman I had sex with (my only...
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
Sounds like you need to see a specialist.MH... Read more »

Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV-

Dear Mark,Due to ongoing symptoms, I've had a couple of CD4 counts taken - the first one on 6/11: CD4 259 (31%), CD8 235 (28%), the second on 8/7: CD4 280 (I don't know the percentage). My exposure was unprotected vaginal sex with a...
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
It's not HIV, and it may be another viral syndrome. I think any treatment is premature, since you don't know what you are dealing with. You could get a HTLV1/2 antibody test at most labs.MH... Read more »

CD4count HIV and AIDS

I would like to know if at one point I have a low cd4 of about 150(AIDS) I get geno type done change my meds and CD4 goes up again and viral load less thn 75 is it AIDS or HIV?...
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
From a clinical standpoint, if your CD4 count returns to a consistent level above 200, you don't have AIDS anymore.... Read more »
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HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »

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 »