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Cd4 T Cell Phenotype

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Declinning T-Cell while Increasing Viral Load

My labs have been consistantly coming back between 549 and 620 since I originally tested positive two years ago. In June I had a small outbreak of shingles my labs at this time were CD4 549 Viral 17,000, 21% ratio. I retested in mid Aug 2009 to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person. Not everyone's clinical course follows the usual pattern. There are some well-known potential causes of rapid drops in CD4 and concurrent rises in HIV plasma viral load. They would include any type of intercurrent infection, recent... Read more »

low t cell count

I have been on treatment with Truvada and stocrin for the last 10 months and even though I have not... Read more »

Decreasing VL and T-cells

I have been taking Norvir, Sustiva and Prezista for five weeks. Since on these meds, my VL has... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

TAG's Response to NIAID "Request for Information" on Priorities in Basic HIV Vaccine Research

...evaluating the susceptibility of vaccine-induced CD4 T cell responses to HIV, with the goal of identifying methods that induce CD4 T cell phenotypes with the best ability to resist infection. Improving the understanding of role of the... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...immature thymocytes, in addition to red blood cells and platelets. Thymus -- The function of the thymus is to produce mature T cells. Immature thymocytes, also known as prothymocytes, leave the bone marrow and migrate into the thymus. Through... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Prophylaxis of OIs in the Age of Protease Inhibitors -- an Update

...of reactivation of cytomegalovirus retinitis after stopping maintenance therapy in AIDS patients with sustained elevation of T cells in response to highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis 1998; 77: 1182-7. 9 . Tural C, Romeu J,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Elite Controllers May Experience Higher Immune Activation Levels Than Other HIV-Infected Patients, Spurring Concerns of CD4+ Decline

...patients with high levels of T-cell activation tend to progress more rapidly to AIDS and, in the setting of treatment, gain fewer T cells during suppressive antiretroviral therapy. We wondered whether these elite controllers, while exhibiting... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When 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 »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or Read more »