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Cd4 In Hiv Patients

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Advice re Patient with Falling CD4 but no sign of HIV Infection

Dear Dr Holodniy, your response to a question regarding Idiopathic CD4 depletion syndrome has prompted me to ask for your opinion re a Patient under my careHe had a significant HIV risk exposure 15 months ago but is repeatedly negative on serology...
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
...The cases to date have not shown any HIV-1 infection. However, cases have demonstrated OIs, when CD4 counts are low. I would strongly suggest OI prophylaxis as one would do with AIDS or cancer associated leucopenia. Read more »

AIDS patient - CD4 count going down

Hi,My Father is an AIDS patient - he got diagnosed 3 years ago and was put on the following therapy... Read more »

HIV and eosinophils

Does HIV infect eosinophils, if yes, what will be the significance of the infection in AIDS... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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CD4+ Cell Count Decline in HIV-Infected Patients Is Growing More Rapid, Military Study Suggests

...Tri-Service AIDS Clinical Consortium with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program. We did a study to look at whether initial CD4 counts among HIV seroconverters have changed over the course of the epidemic. 1 Nancy... Read more »
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Abstract No. 331: Viral Fitness in Patients with Discordant CD4 and Plasma HIV RNA following Protease Inhibitor Failure

...The authors begin with the observation that discordant evolution of CD4 counts and plasma viral RNA is observed in patients following protease inhibitor therapy. They offer several hypotheses: The Read more »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...if they wanted to¬†... So this is investigational normally? This is investigational, yes. Our goal was to study how nadir CD4 count and corpus callosum volume and neurocognitive impairment are related to each other in older HIV-positive... Read more »
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hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?!

Posted by Anonymous
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Read more »

TNX - 355 TRIAL

Posted by Survivor
...viral-entry inhibitors. TNX-355, which is administered intravenously, is distinct from other entry inhibitors in that it binds to CD4 receptors, the primary target of HIV infection. Since TNX-355 blocks HIV entry at a step prior to the... Read more »