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understanding first test results

Pls. explain this first test result in detail. Absolute CD4 helper: 1519. Serial Blood level: 304L. CD4 pos 27.5L. lymph: 30.8
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
...Your CD4 count is in the normal range and your CD4 percent is slightly low. I don't know what "serial blood level" means. What is your HIV viral load result? Read more »

Treatment break?

I was diagnosed during acute infection two months ago with a viral load of 300000+. My CD4 count... Read more »

Doc...hair loss pls pls reply....

Hi...doc...im so scared since it seems as if im loosing my hair...i was infected last... Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

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Can a Trofile Assay Be Used to Predict HIV Disease Progression?

...laboratory assay to predict disease progression and, therefore, start therapy, or whether it would be equally effective to simply serially monitor CD4 cell counts, is perhaps an arguable point. But there is certainly some room for considering... Read more »
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Has anyone here tested positive eventually after an undetetctable PCR RNA test at about 7 weeks? Many thanks. 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 »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

cd4

Posted by Anonymous
...Dear Uhoh, On a previous post you said you had low cd4 counts yet have tested negative to hiv (I think you must be well beyond the window period?). I am still freaking about my low Read more »