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Expected Cd4 Rise On Haart

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cd4 and HAART

I know there is no way to tell what cd4 count was prior to infection with HIV. However, I was wondering if HAART will increase cd4 count above preinfection level? In other words does taking HAART continue to raise your cd4 counts or will it reach a...
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
...HIV treatment could raise your CD4 count to preinfection levels, but that usually requires a fairly high CD4 count at the time you are starting treatment. We don't Read more »

not high cd 4 whit haart


not high cd 4 whit haart

e begin terapy two years ago whit 250 cd 4, i take efavirenz , lamivudina, abacavir...alwasys no... Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

...women who were eligible for treatment. It is important to emphasize the point here that these are eligible women -- women with a CD4 cell count less than 250 -- so we referred them to this service that had become available. We followed these... Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...twofold. Why was that? Do we understand the mechanism? It's not entirely clear, although we think it has to do with improved CD4 cell function, because hepatitis B vaccine requires your CD4 cells to be functioning well to respond to the... Read more »
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Despite CD4+ Boost, Interleukin-2 Provides No Discernible Long-Term Health Benefits to Patients on HAART, ESPRIT/SILCAAT Studies Find

...average of seven years at sites scattered throughout the world. One study, ESPRIT, 1 focused specifically on patients with a CD4+ cell count of 300 cells/mm 3 or higher. The other study, SILCAAT, 2 involved patients with a CD4+ cell count... Read more »
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HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection Does Not Influence CD4+ Cell Recovery in Patients on Suppressive HAART at the Copenhagen HIV Programme. We have done a study called "Hepatitis C Virus [HCV] Coinfection Does Not Influence the CD4+ Cell Recovery in HIV-1-Infected Patients With Maximum Virologic Suppression." 1 It's a EuroSIDA Cohort study. ... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
...and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the decision to start treament 2 years... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped from 20000 to 3000 and CD4 from 393 to 600 in six weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection.... Read more »