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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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i ahve got Idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia (IDIOPATHIC CD4 LYMPHOCYTOPENIA) (ICL)

Hello Doctor,after few weeks of having tested negative from HIV , all my happiness has gone.I have got idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia.Now i really wish to have been HIV+.My only thoughts now are about my future time waiting for my death.Hope you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you have ICL (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia), you should be followed by a clinical immunologist who is both knowledgeable and experienced in treating this relatively rare condition. The first thing he or she would do is confirm the... Read more »

cd4 fluctuations

Part of your answer to a previous question was that "cd4 fluctuations are usually larger when the absolute count is < 500." Would this apply only to hiv infected persons or anybody with large cd4 fluctuations and cd4 counts of less than...
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
Don't know. There are not alot of other diseases where we have lots of serial CD4 count data. There would be even less in people without any diseases, since there would be no reason to measure them.MH... Read more »

Non hiv aids (IDIOPATHIC CD4 LYMPHOCYTOPENIA) (ICL)

Dr. Bob, I read that about 1% of all aids cases do not involve an hiv virus that can be found. Could that be the cause of a number of us who from every indication other than a test believe we might be hiv positive. I have tested negative past two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Non-HIV AIDS is a misnomer. AIDS is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Period! That said, there are other conditions that can cause immunodeficiency. Cancer chemotherapy and use of certain immunosuppressive drugs for instance can... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You should be evaluated and treated by a clinical immunologist. There are other immunological conditions that can cause lymphopenia other than HIV-1 or HIV-2. It appears that HIV has more than been ruled out by your 32 negative tests!... 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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cual es el % de CD4 de una persoan infectada en su primer ao de exposicion? gracias!! Read more »

cd4

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Una persona infectada por vih , al cabo de un ao de infeccion en cuanto se situan sus valores de cd4 en porcentaje?
Estan estos por debajo del 40%
entre el 30 y el 40%
Por dbajo del 30%? Read more »

cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
cd4 helper 1254 -57%
cd8 suppressor 517-23.5%
cd4/cd8 ratio 2.43
wbc 10.7 h
platelet 425 h
mono neg
checking for reativation of ebv because my herpe virus is so high but no outbreaks. would your cd4/cd8 ratio be high with hiv or low? if you don't mind me... Read more »