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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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Change in CDC guidelines about frequency of CD4 test for people with stable CD4 levels??

Yesterday at my quarterly meeting with my doctor to discuss my latest bloodwork, he told me that a couple of months ago the CDC had changed its guidelines regarding how frequently people with stable CD4 levels ought to have their CD4 levels...
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
Yes, the new national guidelines issued last month indicate that in those people who have had stable HIV infection for some time, CD4 counts can now be monitored every 6-12 months. This is on a case by case basis and is based on a long term pattern... Read more »

cost of cd4 test and viralload test and health insurance

what is the cost od cd4 and viral load test in USA and which health insurance company accepts insurance coverage for hiv pepole in USA...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Contact your doctor to determine the cost of the tests. Costs vary by region. Most health plans provide coverage. To determine what is covered under your plan, contact your plan administrator and provide the administrator with the ICD-9 codes... Read more »

Dr. Brian, sorry for not being detailed about my tests. Do i still need a cd4 test.

Dr. Brian, I had couple of exposures in the past with prostitutes. During one incident the condom broke and later I got tested for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Both the tests are negative. The other exposures I had were open mouth kissing, again with...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Tests done 3 months or more after a possible exposure are extremely reliable and can be takne as evidence that the exposure did not transmit HIV infection. If you are well, I would not worry about rare strains for HIV, over and above the fact that... Read more »


Why is it that all CD4 samples must be analyezed within 48 hours?...
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 it depends on the assay, live cells may have changing CD4 receptor numbers on the surface of cells that could affect how those cells are counted.... 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
Dear all - need some advice, help, support.

12 months post a condom break with what I didn't realise at the time was a HIV+ infected person I am still testing -ve on Elisa 1 and 2, P24 antigen, bDNA, RNA PCR and DNA PCR. Normally of course I would... Read more »

CD4 360, still tests negative

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Anyone that have had severe hiv related symptoms for a long time and still tested negative?

Please let me know! Read more »


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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 »