Diet To Increase Cd4

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Normal CD4 Percentage

I have been infected with HIV since Sept05. I recently received my latest labs: VL=620, CD4=540, CD4=21%. My absolute CD4 numbers have been stable. My VL numbers have been undetected for the most part. Three months ago, it crept from under 400 to...
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
...concerned. If the viral load starts climbing above 1000, then it may be time for meds. Unfortunately there is not alot you can do to increase the percent without HIV meds. Read more »

low cd4 count

my cd4 count is 177 and viral load at 2017.i'm current 18 weeks pregnant but not ready to start... Read more »

HIV Infection

HiI was told by a quick test that I have HIV (readings below). I was also told its too early to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in blood fats or lactic acid. Some people get "insulin resistance." Blood fats include cholesterol and... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...(lipoatrophy) and fat gain(lipohypertrophy) or redistribution in particular areas of the body Metabolic complications -- Includes increases in fats and sugars in theblood HIV+ people can experience both body shape changes and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may indicate liver problems. Taking the HIVdrug Reyataz (atazanavir) can increase bilirubin levels. However, in HIV+people taking Reyataz, an elevation in bilirubin seems to be harmless. ... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...placebo. Although it may help some people trim down some of their deep belly or visceral fat, it should not be viewed as a weight control product. In HIV- people this fat has been shown to increase a person's risk for heart disease. Tesamorelin... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...meds, will be the only thing that will help my CD4 count. Has anyone been doing anything or using anything that may have helped increase their count? I would love to go to my labs in 3 months to find out my count is up to the 400's or higher if... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped from 20000 to 3000 and CD4 from 393 to 600 in six weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection.... Read more »

Still scrambling

Posted by frogant, 2 Replies approved meant not being able to go for blood tests until Jan 2011, which looked bleak - my virus load was way high and my cd4 count 150, so low. In truth I new it wasnt good but I wasnt admitting it to myself, but lack of energy and a... Read more »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me very nervous. i have been pleasantly surprised with the drug thus far. i was particularly worried, but... Read more »