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Hiv Cd4 Counts

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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 your body by 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). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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HIV and CD4 count

My Question is that my CD4 count is around 264 and my viral load has been undetectable for over two years. What can I do to increase my CD4 count, if anything...
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
You don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment or not, and if so, what your baseline CD4 count was prior to starting HIV treatment. Assuming yes, the lower your count was before starting treatment the longer it takes to see large... Read more »

HIV CD4 Count 48

Hi Doc. I tested positive in March 2011. In the first count my CD4 was 48.I was sick with TB how could this have happened? any use of treatmnet please advise.and tell me how many days i live. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How could this have happened???? Well, you would have to tell me. HIV is only transmitted by a few well-described routes, including: unprotected sex, sharing intravenous needles, blood-to-blood contact and mother-to-child transmission,... Read more »

One of my relatives is HIV+, his CD4 count is ranging from 275-325

Hi,Yesterday I send one request for more information regarding my relative about HIV+ but didn't got any reply.Few words from you will be highly appreciable.ThnxArindam...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Arindam and thanks for posting.I am not sure if I located your previous question, but please feel free to repost them here. In brief though, your relative has a CD4 count that meets all criteria for starting on HIV medications... Read more »

One of my relatives is HIV+, his CD4 count is ranging from 275-325

Hi,My relative is already under treatment (alopathy) but is there any other Ayurvedic treatment that can be carry on side by side with effective results ? I'll be egarly waiting for your respond.ThnxAndy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Andy and thanks for posting.There's limited quality data on the benefits or risks of ayurvedic medicines and HIV. AIDS Infonet has a <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art6008.html" target=_new>good review... Read more »
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HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »

CD4 Count

Posted by T_BOOGIE
How lond does it take for hiv to effect your cd4 count? Will it show right away if you are having symptoms? Is 11 weeks to early to get tested? Read more »