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cd4 count tested over 1000 in my last test and has dropped by 100 in my recent test , is this normal

...During my last test my CD4 count tested over 1000 and my recent test it has dropped to 900, is this normal. I am taking my meds regularly and I don't know whether
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
...still within the normal range. I also bet your CD4% is stable, which is a more stable number over time compared to the absolute CD4 count. Read more »

Initial CD4 count tests

When one is getting the first lab results (specifically CD4 counts), how does one compare this with... Read more »

When to have Viral Load and CD4 count test?

I've recently been tested for HIV and tested positive. (1 week ago) I am interested to know when... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...allele are at risk of having reduced corpus callosum volume, which means atrophy of the corpus callosum if they have low nadir CD4 counts. The clinical implication would be, as many other studies have found, you'd want to start treatment... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

...pediatric ward in Lusaka, 56 children with severe malnutrition and with or without HIV infection were recruited for measurement of CD4 counts on admission, on discharge, and at final nutritional recovery. The children with severe malnutrition... Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...cell count greater than 350. Correct. We looked to see if HAART benefitted all patients, or specifically patients with lower CD4 cell counts. We found that it actually benefitted all patients, even those with CD4 cell counts greater than 350.... Read more »
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Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...sandpaper. (yeast infections, dermatitis on scalp, sweats, sticky skin) I pray for a return to good health. And why would my CD4 count be only 540 if I was hiv negative? Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this before. I feel tired,depressed, weak, ill, and my CD4 count is only 540. Read more »