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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

Having a more compromised immune system is the biggest risk factor for both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV patients, a new study by French researchers finds. Noting that "the relative roles of immunodeficiency, HIV viral load... Read more »
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Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on atripla and one month later I was undectable and cd4 was 255. Its been two years now of being undectable and the cd4 is not going up. The range over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Dr. Henry already addressed your question regarding lack of immune reconstitution despite driving HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time. I'll reprint his response below. I completely agree with his... Read more »

Why low cd4 count and low viral load?

I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with AIDS. His cd4 count was 9 and his viral load was 24,000. Why are both of these numbers low? I would think that if his cd4 count was so low that he would have a high viral load. He was hospitalized for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Yours is a common misconception. Any HIV viral load is typically enough to result in CD4 count reductions, HIV disease and complications. The point that you allude to is that persons with higher viral loads tend to have disease progression... Read more »

low T cell count with low viral load

I have a friend who has been HIV pos for 11 years. He is takingh Crixivan & Videx and while his viral load is virtually nilhis T cells are now down to 116. Two years ago his lover died with a similar Tcell count so her is naturally shaken....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
What you're describing is quite common. When people start protease inhibitors after their CD4 counts have already become quite low, the CD4 counts may not recover very well. Over time the body looses its ability to regenerate those cells.... Read more »

Low viral load and low CD4 count

I was diagnosed over a month ago with full blown AIDS with a viral load of 230,000 and T-Cell count of 9. I was in the hospital for a week to cure the secondary infections which are fine. I had my second test and my viral load is now 200, but my...
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 how long after the first test these second results were obtained. I assume you started HIV treatment and what you are seeing is a great treatment response. Sometimes the CD4 count increase... Read more »
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Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »

Help me make sense of these results if you can - low viral load

Posted by Souledout, 5 Replies
Hi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.

My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »