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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 »

will my cd4 rise?

Hi,The doctors realized that I'm + about a year ago. I didn't believe it only when I got... Read more »

Could long term bactrim use hinder a rise in CD4 count?

Hi Dr. Bob,I think I read recently that the long term use of Bactrim can actually hinder a rise in... Read more »
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No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

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New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... 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 because if you're at 8 it isn't too great!

He decided to Difllucan me again on a permanent basis. He... Read more »

Cd4 drop

Posted by New33, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »

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 to come though I am on meds now.The problem on the tongue is now a whitish coat usually first thing in... Read more »