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The Well Project

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
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cd4 & lymphocyte

First i want to thank you for taking the time to read our questions and reply to them. I have an issue. I have been positive for 11 yrs. I have been placed on several treatments but never followed through because of the strong side effects that i...
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
Your CD4 count is 300 and 15%. Your lymphocyte count is in the normal range, probably as a reflection of an elevated CD8 count, which does occur with HIV infection. My advice to you is "do not try this at home", meaning taking partial regimens for... Read more »

cd4 cells

can the body increase the amount of cd4 cells from drug therapy?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Yes effective antiretroviral therapy generally allow the body to recover CD4 cell counts to a safer and more health protective level. KH Read more »

KS, Chemotherapy and CD4-Cells; How much of a hit will my CD4 cells take if I start chemotherapy?

I was recently told I have KS and am awaiting confirmation by biopsy. My cd4 count is about 200 and I have HEP B working on my liver. The first words out of the dr's mouth was chemo but I question that because of my cd4 count. I have not pressed...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...relatively non-toxic to the body since they home in on KS cells. They tend not to cause hair loss, neuropathies, suppression of CD4 cells, and so on. The liposome is a delivery system which allows the chemotherapy to be brought to the tumor. ... Read more »

Total Lymphocyte Count vs. CD4 Lymphocyte Count

Please tell me if this is correct: As HIV disease progresses the CD4 lymphocyte count decreases and the CD8 lymphocyte count increases. Because of this the total lymphocyte count (CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes together) may not decrease, but the CD4...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYes this is essentially true. As CD4+ lymphocytes become infected with HIV, the CD4 count decreases. This causes an actual or relative increase in CD8+ cells, due to the inversion of the CD4/CD8 ratio. The total lymphocyte count may or may... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...total follow-up period. Each type of malignancy was analyzed separately, using Poisson regression to test 78 models. "Current CD4 cell count was the only factor predictive of Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer and liver cancer," the team reported,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Poster Session 12311: Indinavir in Combination with Zidovudine (ZDV) and Lamuvidine (3TC) in Treatment-Naïve Patients with >500 CD4 Cells/mm 3

...198 patients with early HIV infection. Early infection was defined in the study as HIV levels greater than 1,000 copies/mL, CD4 cell counts of at least 500 cells/mm 3 , no previous treatment with an antiretroviral and no history of... 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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IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
... IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients By Deborah Mitchell TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 500, which means there is already damage done to my immune system?! My question was: If medical document all relate low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »