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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 »

cd4/cd8 ratio: 1.6, high cd4+cd8

blisters, dry skin, night fevers, leg pain) with this high cd4s ?, am i a longterm non progresor ?... Read more »

very high cd4 and very high cd8 ?

i tested pos in june.i have been infected for 1 year.my question is why is my cd4 are at 1852 and... Read more »
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KS in the HAART Era Includes Patients With High CD4 and Suppressed Viral Load: Importance of KS Chemotherapy for Some Patients in Addition to ART

An overview of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) in the HAART era was given by Mark Bower from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who focussed on the continued use for KS chemotherapy and included recent cases of KS in patients with high CD4 counts (>350... 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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High-Dose Multivitamin Use in Advanced HIV Has No Benefit to CD4 and Viral Load and May Cause Liver Toxicity

Whether daily micronutrient supplements improve health has for decades been a hotly debated question. In recent years several large studies have been published and received wide publicity. Results, whether in trials for HIV positive or HIV negative... 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 »

cmv + high CD4

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if it is even remotely possible to have CMV retinitis at a CD4 of over 600 (37%)? I have had floaters for almost 5 months and the opthamologist says that I have a little retina thining but no disease. I have tested neg for HIV a... Read more »

Help! BF has low CD4 and high VL

Posted by LoveofMyLife, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. I'm negative. My bf has been positive for 21 years. He has been non-compliant with his meds off and on over the years. This week, we found out that his CD4 is 65 and VL is 80,000. His doc (an HIV Specialist) is doing the resistance... Read more »

he is poz im neg. cd4?

Posted by starsky, 1 Reply
Hi, i have been with my boyfriend for 5years...we have had unprotected sex allllll this time....ive had 3 misscarriages due to my thyroid...ive tested for hiv with a rna test a eliza and a viral load level i am negative...he has always had a... Read more »