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Hiv T Cell Numbers

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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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Arthritis and high CD3 cell number

Mr. Henry49 yrs. of age,Master Degree from Serbia, Belgrade.Detected HIV+ in October `06 , with CD4 number of 54Last results: CD4 = 1142 , with undetectable VL.Under supervision Department for Tropical and Infectious diseases of the Serbian Clinical...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-stopping HAART very unlikely to benefit your joint complaints (little correlation in general between CD3 count or CD4/CD8 levels and joing complaints in most patients. No intervention is available that will bring down CD3 counts or... Read more »

Are these good CD4 / immune cell numbers?

Hi Ben,Are these good CD4 numbers to have? Worried I may have HIV and would have had it since 2003, but I have been tested 11 times total including 3 times in 2009 which would have been six years after possible exposure. All kinds of tests...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Matt, Thanks for your post. Your CD4 test numbers are entirely normal (save for the testo and vitamin D).You don't have HIV.BY... Read more »

potential to bring the T cell number up

My brother has just told my sister and me that he has AIDs; his doctor has told us his T cells number is in the double digits and has not given us any idea as to his viral load number. He was diagnosed in November when he was admitted to the...
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
It is fairly common, unfortunately, to be diagnosed with HIV infection rather late. It is also common to have very low CD4 counts and after starting HIV treatment see the CD4 count increase to over 200.... Read more »

how do depleted numbers of CD4 cells affect antibody production

and cell mediated immunity?what affect do antibodies have on the numbers of HIV particles?thanks...
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
CD4 cells make lots of chemicals and hormones that are required for normal function of b cells and cytotoxic t cells (CD8 cells). Thus, if their number is decreased significantly, these other cells are not signalled appropriately to perform their... Read more »
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Re: Numbers don't mean anything

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut
Again I find myself being quoted out of context by someone with an anonymous login who has a very simplistic understanding of the world around him. My reference to CD4 counts was simply in relation to the issue of determining likelihood of late... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »

Newly Infected and Got Numbers---COnfused?

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i finally have all my numbers and granted i have an appointment on friday morning to explain all this to me but wouldn't mind some knowledge beforehand. I dont even know what numbers are important (well i do but i can't tell which ones they are... Read more »

Tcells and Viral Load numbers

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
My tcells are 617 and my viral load is 198,000. My viral load in May 05 was 60,000. They think I have inflammation in my urine, white cells in it. My nausea besides happening with the HIV meds I am on could be related to my intestinal issues.
Please... Read more »