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Cd4 Structure

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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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CD4 or CD4

Dear Ben - my 1st set of labs are as follows;CD4 - 331CD4 36WBC - 2500Lymphocyte - 37I am not sure how to interpret these results in terms of what they say about the strength of my immune system. A CD4 of 36 seems very good whilst an absolute CD4...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
The way that I'd interpret these labs is that your CD4 percentage is most indicative of your overall state of immune function-- the relatively lower CD4 absolute, as you point out, is a reflection of having a lower WBC count. I'd probably... Read more »

CD4 or CD4??

Dear Mark - my 1st set of labs are as follows;CD4 - 331CD4 36WBC - 2500Lymphocyte - 37I am not sure how to interpret these results in terms of what they say about the strength of my immune system. A CD4 of 36 seems very good whilst an absolute CD4...
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
You are correct. The CD4 percentage is essentially normal, but the absolute count is low because of the total white blood cell count. The question is why is your WBC low? Certain meds can do this. Certain diseases can as well. Given your current CD4... Read more »

CD4/CD8 Ratio Profile

I was diagnosed with Mycobacterial Avium Complex in March, 2006 as a result of a lung biopsy/bronchoscopy. My doctor has opted not to begin any treatment yet.However,I have had two incidents of hemoptysis. The most recent was 7/23/06. I was...
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
Although your CD4 count is extremely low and would confirm an AIDS diagnosis, you don't indicate what the results of your HIV antibody or HIV viral load test are and whether you are receiving any HIV treatment. It would be extremely unusual for... Read more »

Relation thrush-cd4

You answered a question December/12 saying that having thrush does not necessarily mean you have low cd4. I have 800 (tests just a week ago) and I have slight thrush on my tongue (never happened before), does not seem to progress any further but it...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The organism that leads to thrush is most cases is Candida albicans, which happens to be a commensal organism. In other words, the fact that your primary care provider was able to culture out "yeast" or Candida is not unusual as the... Read more »
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Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

CD4/CD8 RATIO PROFILE Test .

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Please resist the temptation to make a wise crack , i'm tired and burnt out ,so give a christmas gift of an answer or no reply .
The neck ,collar and groin nodes are now continuous and inflamed and burning , hope is now a wish more than a... Read more »

1 CD4 - Whats the cost in US Dollars??

Posted by Survivor, 8 Replies
Five Days ago, I was dealing with a guest. We were having a pleasant conversation and I was finalizing her "stay", then she Sneezed a big loogy at me without covering her mouth and I literally had to whipe my face!! "Oh I am sorry, I have this... Read more »

33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »