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Healthy Foods For Hiv People To Increase The Cd4 Cells

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...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). When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and isunable to fight off germs. At this point, you are at risk of gettinginfections, called AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs), which can cause serious illness ordeath. The...
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hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am so glad you survived PML!Some people are discordant responders to HAART. Their viral load becomes undetectable but their CD4 cells do not increase a lot.The choice of HAART combo may make a difference in those patients. There seems to be a... Read more »

on Arv's, what to eat increase CD4 ounts and weight.

I am on ArV's, what can i eat to increase my CD4 counts and to gain weight?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I wish I could tell you what you can eat that increases CD4 cells! I would be eating it all the time :)Although no food has been studied in immune restoration studies, we can all decide to support Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone marrow supresson, HCT 10 %, trans 5 units of blood. Taken off 6MP and HIV meds as his viral load was undetectable, did okay until 2008. Crohn's relapsed,...
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 docs are talking to each other regarding the management plan. There is no right answer here and every case is needs to be individualized. I would favor restarting HIV meds, thus taking HIV out of the equation. The question is can he receive... Read more »

Does everyone eventually require meds

I tested positive in Dec 06, my most recent cd4 ws 660 and VL only 6200. My doctor thinks I have been positive for 10 years or more and that my body is doing a good job of defending the virus. Is it possible for some people to keep the virus in...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...However....there are VERY few of these people, and MOST of the people who were once in this category eventually start to drop their CD4 cells, increase their viral load, and develop HIV-related symptoms.My advice is to assume that you will need... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...very low CD4 cell counts (below 50) take clarithromycin to prevent infections. See Fact Sheet 124 for more information on CD4 cells. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is MAC. This stands for Mycobacterium avium complex. See Fact... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...NNRTIs, especially Viramune (nevirapine), are associated with liver problems. Research has shown that women with more than 250 CD4 cells are 12 times more likely to develop life-threatening liver problems when they use Viramune. Viramune should... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...andthose who have been on treatment for a long time: Preserve or improve the health of your immune system by increasing your CD4 cells Get your viral load as low as possible for as long as possible Improve your quality of life... Read more »
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Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if smoking this will interfear with my meds as i will stop if this is the case can enyone answer this... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...counts (Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol 194, p 1450). The new findings call into question just how much we understand about CD4 cells and their interaction with HIV, says Williams. "Generally, if you have high CD4 counts you can be... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...adults, or within 2 years in children born with HIV infection. This period of "asymptomatic" infection varies greatly in each individual. Some people may begin to have symptoms within a few months, while others may be symptom-free for more than... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
...or 7.5 MIU twice a day for 5 days every 8 weeks, for a minimum of 3 cycles. IL-2 was then to be given as needed to maintain CD4 cells." Dr. Abrams concluded that "subcutaneous recombinant IL-2 given in intermittent cycles has no impact on HIV... Read more »