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Does Regular Blood Test Include Cd4 Count

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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 »

CD4 count stuck for 6 months...plz help!

Dear Doc,I was diagnosed on April 2009. Back then i had a CD4 count of 200, VL 30,000. Im pretty... Read more »

CD4 count stuck for 6 months

Dear Doc,I was diagnosed on April 2009. Back then i had a CD4 count of 200, VL 30,000. Im pretty... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...cause serious illness ordeath. The number of CD4 cells you have gives a picture of the health of yourimmune system. A normal CD4 cell count is about 500-1,500 cells per cubicmillimeter of blood (a cubic millimeter is a very small amount, about... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...HIV-related kidney disease You need treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) HIV treatment is recommended to be started in anyone with a CD4 cell count between 350 and 500 Your readiness to start and stick to treatment is also an important factor.... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

...Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? Can I... Read more »
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Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...sandpaper. (yeast infections, dermatitis on scalp, sweats, sticky skin) I pray for a return to good health. And why would my CD4 count be only 540 if I was hiv negative? 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 »

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 »