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Expectations In The Rise Of Cd4

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How much can I expect my CD4 count to rise?

Hi there, I started Atripla in July last year and 1 week later my CD4 count had gone from 230 to 430, & my viral load was undetectable. It has been 9 months now since I began the therapy and my counts are much the same. My question is, can I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Great question.There are several factors that determine how high the CD4 count will go:1) The most important is that the viral laod be undetectable at all measurements ( time low level measures Read more »

CD4=10, PCP, CMV, collapsed lungs, mouth cancer - life expectancy?

My brother has just been diagnosed with AIDS (he didn't even know he was HIV+, and his CD4 count is... Read more »


I was diagnosed with hiv in 2005. My viral load was over 100,000 and my cd4 count only 27. I had... Read more »
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... The Basics | Increasing CD4 Count | What's a Normal CD4 Count Rise? | Pregnancy & CD4 | CD4 Drops The Basics Where do CD4 cells come from? Read more »
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A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

...Education and Training Center. How does HIV get inside your CD4 cells? Scientists have discovered that HIV first grabs hold of a CD4 receptor, a tiny tentacle sticking out of the surface of the cell. (There are many CD4 receptors on a CD4... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

...failure continues for too long, the chances of serious HIV disease are higher. This is especially true for patients with low CD4 counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ). You may need to make an immediate change in ART if: you are losing weight your CD4... Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. We performed a study entitled, "Obesity Among HIV-Infected Persons: Impact of Weight on CD4 Cell Counts," which was recently presented at the IDSA meeting [47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society... Read more »
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CD4/230 what symptoms to expect>

Posted by panta
...I just got my cd4 count and the only symptom I have is an oral thrush.Before that it was a geographic tongue.I don't know what to expect in time Read more »

from 237 to 277 is this good?

Posted by gqman119, 2 Replies
...Hey, on october 5th i was diagnosed with HIV. When i got my counts my viral count was about 30000 and my cd4 count was 237. I have started Atripla and have seen improvements over all. I got my blood checked after a month and my viral Read more »

First Numbers: Kind of weird

Posted by personpitch, 6 Replies
...quite what I expected. I was hoping I could go a few years without medication, but that doesn't seem to be the case. vl:1000 cd4: 209 So, my VL is relatively low, but my cd4 is just hovering above diagnosable AIDS. The Doctor was a bit... Read more »

CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Oh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that Read more »