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CD4 (T-Cell) Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against infections. T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be "killer" cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected...
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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
Hello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »

cd4 and cd4count

what is a cd4 and how importance is the cd4 count? what is the normal cd4 count a person should have?...
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
CD4 cells are a type of immune cell that is critical in preventing and controlling many kinds of infections. HIV infection preferentially infects CD4 cells and reduces their number, thereby putting a person at risk for developing opportunistic... 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 months later- CD4 1040 VL 3000 cd4% 25.something3 months later- CD4 790 VL 444 cd% 253 months later- CD4 800 VL 3000 CD4% 24.somethingMy cd4 seems 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
I agree with your doctor regarding your CD4 counts. Although your CD4 count is well within the normal range, your CD4% has decreased modestly. And yes, you can have a CD4% that is reduced like that. Although there is no urgency to start HIV meds, if... Read more »

high cd4 count, low cd4%

I got recently hiv infected in august 2008 and I had my first labs done in the first week of november with results of: cd4 count:463,cd4%:13, cd8:2778, and vl:58717. I don't understand why I have such a low % compared to the absolute count....
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
The CD4% could be reduced because of acute infection. I would expect it to increase at least up to about 20% or more. If on repeat it continues to stay down, you may need to consider HIV treatment sooner rather than later.... Read more »
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CD-4 UP?

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
Hey there. Good but confusing news at our house.

David was inititially diagnosed about two months ago. His CD4 was 240.

Since then he has made serious nutrition changes (based on recommendations in a book by a dietician specializing in HIV) and... Read more »

High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

% Cd4

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cual es el % de CD4 de una persoan infectada en su primer ao de exposicion? gracias!! Read more »