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Diet To Increase Cd4

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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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High CD4% & very low CD4 count

This morning I got my CD4 results back, am very suprised and even feeling sick suddenly, My C4% was 27 in May CD4 count 308, I asked for a few months to be strict with my diet from my doctor, now CD4 count 20 and CD4% 33,6 is this normal. I am...
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
Something must have happened with the assay. It would be unlikely for your absolute count to go from 308 to 20 in that time and yet have the percent increase by 6%. I think it just needs to be repeated.... Read more »

cd4 n cd4% decreases

Hello, I am diagnosed positive in july 2008 with only cd4=64 .after 5 years of arv; currently on atripla. My cd4 has been increasing very slow but steadily till beginning of this year. Cd4 was 396 ,21% in january but in ne it dropped to 266, 17%....
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 on the face of it, that difference in CD4 count and percent does appear to be a significant reduction, I am not concerned given the undetectable viral load, and that this is a single value over the course of many years of infection and... Read more »

Understanding the meaing of CD4 count, cd4, etc

Dear DoctorsI desperately need help. My nephew tested pos +- 3 months ago with the foloowing blood results:CD4 count =488CD4 =37CD8 =63Viral Load =2803How bad is her condition? She is currently healthy except for some skin rash which...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions.Overall, I'd find that your family member is probably in pretty good health, from a HIV standpoint.Her CD4 count (and CD4%) are measures of her immune health-- these numbers are actually in the normal range, indicating... Read more »

Increasing CD4 count naturally

my recieved first lab results and found out my CD4 count is 366. 1 year prior to my diagnosis and 1st labs I became anorexic/bullimic. Since recieving this news I have stopped purging, got on a healthy diet, and began an exercise routine. I do not...
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 your HIV viral load is. Given the likely stress of an eating disorder on your immune system, you may see a small improvement in CD4 count now. Another set or two of numbers will establish the trend of where you are and... Read more »
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Increasing CD4 count

Posted by notinterested, 4 Replies
Hello everyone,
I usually come on here and offer support and advice, and now I'm looking for some. I got my labs back and for the second time in a row by CD4 dropped. I've chosen not to know the number but from pestering my partner and getting hints,... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... 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 and just keep taking my meds, will... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 count each time you do a test. Also the body will generally feel better. You... Read more »