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Different Reasons For A Cd4 Test

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Can cd4% indicate if cd4 count taken when ill is accurate?

Hello again,I wrote in a couple of weeks back but didn't have all my results. Here they are.cd4 384, cd4 VL 25 000My antibody maturity test shows I have not contracted the virus in the last 4/5 months and I had a negative rapid and blood test one...
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
...Very nice distillation of the facts. The answer is yes, that CD4% is would be consistent with a CD4 count of 384. It will be interesting to see your follow-up numbers. Read more »

What is best indicator of hiv progression cd4 or cd4 %

My labs are as followsJune 08- CD4 590 VL 309 CD4% 273 months later- CD4 770 VL 2080 cd4% 263... Read more »

which is the best indicator CD4 count or CD4 percentage

can you please tell me what is the best results to look out for after a blood testis it the CD4... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Viral Load Is Not Reliable Indicator for CD4+ T Cell Counts, Study Says

... Measuring HIV viral loads in the blood of people living with the virus is not a reliable indicator to predict CD4+ T cell counts of HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Sept. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...without taking HIV medications? Are there any HIV drugs -- or other medications -- known to increase CD4 counts? Is there a reason my CD4 count has been rising so slowly even though I'm on meds? Why won't my CD4 count go any higher than... Read more »
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 Read more »
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies 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 stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that... Read more »

Hi everyone

Posted by markman, 2 Replies
...and treated last year, and was a very good thing I did. Had been in denial about it for awhile to myself. My first labs were cd4 294 and vl of 29,000 After getting diagnosed, I stopped smoking, partying, and started eating better. My cd4 jumped... Read more »

Please explain what these results mean

Posted by Soloandlonely, 4 Replies
...what the following information mean? Does it mean one needs treatment or not? RNA copies : 160080 cp/ml Log units : 5.204 CD4 ( 444) Please answer.. Read more »

a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
...diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over when... Read more »