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Correlation Between Cd4 Count And Mortality

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CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had tonsilitis at the time of blood test) and my doctor has said that its not neccesary for me to take the meds yet untill my cd4 cell count drops unless however i can choose to start them now. im confused becuase most of the information i can... Read more »

treatment at CD4 count between 351 - 500?

Dr. Frascino,First, thank you so much for all that you do on this website. Your words are truly... Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

...their CD4+ cell count over time, many do not. These individuals may have an elevated risk of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality." Back to other news for April 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Can Be Deadly Even Before CD4 Counts Fall, Researchers Say

...For men who have sex with men, the risk was 30 percent greater. Compared with CD4 counts of 350-499 cells per microliter, the death rate was lower in patients with counts of 500-699 cells per microliter (adjusted rate ratio 0.77, 95 percent... Read more »
The Body PRO

Ever Upward: "When to Start" Debate Turns to CD4+ Cell Count of 500

...North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD)] and examined patients who were enrolled at the same CD4 cell count level above 500 between 1996 and 2006. 1 Nine thousand one hundred fifty-five patients were... Read more »
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
...that actually, CD4+Tcell monitoring is an absolute waste of time in terms of deciding how the body is doing in relation to mortality. People with 'good' numbers are just as likely to get immune failure as someone with dismal numbers. Don't... Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this before. I feel tired,depressed, weak, ill, and my CD4 count is only 540. Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
...got my first CD4/Viral Load test back. The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down asap and see him in 3 weeks... Read more »