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High Cd4 Count

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High CD4 count...not so high CD4%

I just had bloodwork done and while my CD4 went up from 574 to 1,013, the CD4 % remained the same at 27%. Can you shed some light on this for me? Viral load also remained flat from test to test. ...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The CD4+ lymphocyte count percentage is considered to be a more stable indicator of the status of immune function. Your numbers illustrate the observation since the absolute CD4+ lymphocyte count roughly doubled and... Read more »

high cd4 count, low cd4%

I got recently hiv infected in august 2008 and I had my first labs done in the first week of... Read more »

high cd4 count low cd4

dear dr h.diagnosed + 06.2001..no meds06.2001 vl 4200 cd4 912 cd4 ??09.2001 vl 3200 cd4 818 cd4... Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiating Anti-HIV Therapy at High CD4 Count Increases AIDS-Free Survival

Starting combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the threshold of 500 CD4 cells/microliter, rather than at 350 or lower, significantly reduces HIV patients' risk of progressing to AIDS, a new study shows. US recommendations indicate treatment... Read more »
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No Increase in Heart Attacks Among HIV-Infected People With High CD4+ Cell Counts

Myles Helfand The risk of a heart attack in a person with HIV whose CD4+ cell count has never dropped below 500 cells/mm 3 is similar to the risk for an HIV-uninfected person, according to the results of a major U.S. study published online last... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Absolute Count and Percentage of CD4+ Lymphocytes Are Independent Predictors of Disease Progression in HIV-Infected Persons Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Todd Hulgan of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 's Division of Infectious Diseases and colleagues conducted the study among 1,891 participants who began HAART regimens between 1997 and 2004 and received more than 30 days of therapy and who... Read more »
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High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

cd4/cd8 count results.. still hiv negative.

Posted by Jackson8811, 2 Replies
Here are my blood results i today got back from my doctor. He was concerened...

cd4 total count - 470
cd4% - %39
cd8% - %28
cd8 total count 300

Soo.. my cd4 is low at 470.. and my cd% is rather normal at 39 percent... could these results have any... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »