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Hiv Affect On Cd4

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Normal WBC count in AIDS

I have a sister who has been HIV pos for about 15yrs now. She has never done cd4 count neither has she taken any antiretroviral drug but she has been to the hospital on several occasions in crisis and lab results have always indicated a total wbc of...
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
...That can certainly be the case. Although HIV affects the CD4 lymphocyte count, the CD8 count will increase in reaction to HIV infection and the rest of the white blood cell types can remain Read more »

What's my position?

Hi, my latest results 2 months ago were CD4 735, 26%, VL 56,000 and I am not on meds. I started... Read more »

Non CD4 replication

HIV uses CD4 cells to replicate and is blocked by HAART from doing this explaining a VL UD when... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body

A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

...discovered that HIV first grabs hold of a CD4 receptor, a tiny tentacle sticking out of the surface of the cell. (There are many CD4 receptors on a CD4 cell.) Next HIV reaches for a coreceptor, another arm that pokes out of the CD4 cell near the... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...can develop quicker in HIV+ women. I've also learned that HIV can affect all this at an early stage, with just less than a CD4 of 500. Mine have been sitting in the mid-low 300's for years. My ID doctor would get after me every once in a... Read more »

Can You Order a CD4 Test on Your Own?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I know that a person can order an HIV test such as an Elisa, Western Blot, or PCR test on their own, but can a CD4 (T cell level) test be ordered? Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...results, but on one page, there are listing like the following: Abnormal .....................Reference Range CD3+/CD4+ (Helper) 27 L ................57-85 CD3+/CD4+ (Helper) 473 L................490-1740 MPV 7.4 L... Read more »