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Yet Another CD4 Test Result Question

I've been infected 2 and a half years and my CD4 counts have been all over the charts (1606 to 852). However, my CD4% have been consistently showing decline (down 4 points since first test). We've all heard of the "average" T-Cell reduction over...
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 don't indicate what the CD4% was for both of these CD4 counts. Given that your CD4 counts are in the normal range, I suspect the CD4% is in the normal range Read more »

CD4 TESTING

Why is it that all CD4 samples must be analyezed within 48 hours? Read more »

Re-CD4 Test

Hi Doc BY!Thank you for your reply. I had another test after 1 week in another hospital and my CD4... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CD4 Tests Can Reduce Costs, Extend Lives of HIV-Positive People in Africa, Study Says

...Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Monitoring Strategies in Resource-Limited Settings ," Archives of Internal Medicine : The use of a CD4 test could help reduce costs and extend the lives of HIV-positive people in Southern Africa, according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Foundation Deal Will Reduce Price of Viral Load, CD4+ Tests for Developing Countries by as Much as 80%

...Dickinson & Co ., Roche Molecular Diagnostics , Bayer HealthCare and bioMerieux -- that will cut the prices of viral load and CD4+ T cell diagnostic tests in developing nations by as much as 80%, Reuters/Washington Post reports (... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Conference: Low-Cost CD4 Tests; HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Zimbabweans; Treating HIV-TB With ARVs; Vaccine Trials

...College London spoke of three prototype tests he and his colleagues have been working on that would help to increase access to CD4 countmeasurementsfor HIV-positive patients in the developing world.The prototype tests -- which analyze "finger... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Foundation to Announce Deal Reducing Price of Viral Load, CD4+ Tests for Developing Countries

...Becton, Dickinson & Co ., Roche Diagnostics , Bayer HealthCare and bioMerieux that will cut the prices of viral load and CD4+ T cell diagnostic tests in developing nations, the Wall Street Journal reports. Although HIV diagnostics have... Read more »
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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 »

Falling CD4 but All Tests -ve - HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and DNA PCR. Normally of course I would take great comfort in these 'conclusive' test results. However, I have monitored my CD4 throughout the 12 months and it has fallen from 680+ (2 weeks post exposure) to 370 (6 months post) to 255 (12 months... Read more »

just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...is my first post. I am a newly poz from Hong Kong, I got tested back in October. I got my first lab results yesterday and my CD4 is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was probably... Read more »

CD4/CD8 RATIO PROFILE Test .

Posted by srchanfrans43
...Do you know of a reliable online resource to get a t-cell subset panel ? This will be my final test , because I know the cd4/cd8 ratios will be inverted , something unique to Hiv , what a christmas present ....(;-( P.S. Great , my state... Read more »