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Cd4 Count In Single Digits

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CD4 in single digit...

I was recently diagnosed HIV pos. I just got my first labs and my CD4 was only 5! My Viral Load was 35,000. My HIV Specialist started me on Sustiva & Truveda along with some antibiotics for preventative measures. I feel fine and haven't...
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
I think your future looks cautiously optimistic. By definition you have AIDS because of your low CD4 count, even though you have not had any serious complications due to your weakend immune system. You should see excellent results from that HIV med... Read more »

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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+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »


Posted by chucky, 2 Replies
i was diagnosed back in june 2003 with a cd4 of 40 and i started meds a few months later the ones i'm taking now are sustiva and truvada in feb 2006 my blood was drawn again and my viral load was <50 and cd4 was 74 wow! made me smile, so then in... Read more »

To Jackie Blue - Re CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Jackie - thanks for replying to my post. I wanted to respond so I could answer some of your questions.

Firstly - how do I know it is not cancer - I don't - all i know is that exactly 20 days after an unprotected sexual exposure I came down with... Read more »