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Cd4 Test For What Besides Hiv

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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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strange symptoms, low cd4, but testing hiv -

I experienced what looked like oral hairyy leukplakia for about 2 days 1 month ago and also lower abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits for the past month. I have had 3 hiv negative tests but my cd4 is only 620. My last possible exposure 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
A CD4 count of 620 would be considered within the normal range. Our laboratory has a normal reference range between 550-1500. If you have had negative HIV tests out to one year after an exposure, you do not have HIV infection.MH... Read more »

CD4 test question & HIV

Hi DocI asked my doctor to do a CD4 count even though I tested negative at 1 year. Many symptoms, diarrhea, dermatitis etc.. He very reluctantly agreed. He then told me over the phone the result was 'normal'. He told me that he didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Do I think a doctor would do this? No, I certainly do not. 2.Do I think you should have had a CD4 count analysis performed in the first place? No, I certainly do not.3.Do I think you are being irrational? Yes, I certainly do.If you want a... Read more »

Possibly low cd4 - need to test for HIV?

Dr. Gallant, After having some gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, gas, etc) for several months it was suspected to beIrritable Bowl Syndrome or possibly an auto-immune disorder. Many tests were done, including a CD4 immune test, but notHIV. My CD4...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
A CD4 count of 689 is on the low end of the normal range at most laboratories. It wouldn't hurt to get an HIV test if you or your physician are worried about it, but it would not be at all unusual for an HIV-negative person to have such aCD4... Read more »

CD4 and HIV RNA Test Results

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV in June 2012 (contracted the virus in the summer of 2011) and started treatment (Truvada+Kaletra) immediately as my CD4 was 151 (10%) and my viral load was 341,000. In a few months, I had a CD4 of 302 (16%) and...
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
I am not aware of any HIV viral load tests with a lower level of detection at 261 copies/mL. This does not make sense. You are correct regarding viral load detection limits in various assays. Given that result, it is difficult to know where you... Read more »
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hiv test negative but CD4 down

Posted by italico79, 2 Replies
hello to all
im very worried, i hope you can help me with your suggestion... excuse me for my bad english
one year ago i had unprotected sex with unknow girl, im man 35 years old
since i had many many symtoms starting from one month after risk... Read more »

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 »

Can You Order a CD4 Test on Your Own?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that a person can order an HIV test such as an Elisa, Western Blot, or PCR test on their own, but can a CD4 (T cell level) test be ordered? Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »