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During Pregnancy How Much Cd4 Loss In Cd4 500 Woman

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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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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
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 »

Comenzar tratamiento CD4 500? CD4 350?

Cuantos CD4 para comenzar tratamiento en personas asintomaticas? Cual es el conteo OFICIAL de CD4 para comenzar tratamiento?Que organizacion establece este numero como guia o norma?Y la carga viral? Como se establece la relacion (numeros) entre...
Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Response from Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Washington University St. Louis, MO - Facultad de Medicina
Hace unos aos, cuando David Ho dijo que si se suprima completamente la carga viral durante tres aos se conseguira erradicar la infeccin, todo el mundo quera comenzar el tratamiento cuanto antes mejor, porque se pensaba que el tratamiento era ms... Read more »

CD4 counts vs CD4 percentage (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2008)

Dr. Frascino, I am a little new to dealing with HIV. I was diagnosed about 9 months ago. I was wondering what the CD4 percentage was. Because my CD4 count had changed from 510 to 409 in a three month period but the CD4 percentage had risen by 1%....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey College Guy,I'll reprint below some information about absolute CD4 cell counts and CD4%. The CD4% is the more accurate test, as it is less susceptible to variations related to concurrent phenomena (diurnal variation, other infections, etc.)... Read more »

Absolute CD4 count down while CD4% up. (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%)

Hello Dr. Bob,You are wonderful and doing very important job :) . I have never seen such a Doctor who has an excellent sense of humor and plays the piano. Btw, I play the cello :) . Now my question. My time of infection is between 2006 02 and 2006...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cello-Guy,I strongly disagree with the advice your doctor gave you regarding absolute CD4 counts versus CD4%! I reviewed this topic in detail recently in this forum. Consequently, rather than retyping the same information, I will instead... Read more »
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CD4 and Pregnancy

Posted by Michelle25, 2 Replies
HI everyone, i am new on here i was diagnosed Jan 2013 with HIV. I want to make an informed decision around getting pregnant.

Im wondering if any of you ladies can help me out with information. At what level should my CD4 be at before getting... Read more »

How do you boost your CD4?

Posted by cm82391, 2 Replies
Diet and exercise seem to be the most common thing to think of (what a no brainer)

But what are some things you guys do that seem to work? Read more »

To Jackie Blue - Re CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Jackie - thanks for replying to my post. I wanted to respond so I could answer some of your questions.

Firstly - how do I know it is not cancer - I don't - all i know is that exactly 20 days after an unprotected sexual exposure I came down with... Read more »

A 30 Day Miracle. CD4 goes from 160 to 500!

Posted by CLT, 3 Replies
All praises go to GOD. I had to let the world know the good news. I started Atripla (coupled with my faith in God and prayer) 30 days ago and my CD4 count went from 160 (which by right is full blown AIDS) to 500 in a matter of 30 days. I couldnt... Read more »