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Hiv T Cell Numbers

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HIV % and drop in T-Cell

I have been HIV+ for about 12 years, and have been a long-term non-progresser. I have never been on meds. My t-cell normally runs from the high 500-900. And my viral load is under 1000. I get checked in 6 month intervals. My last blood work showed...
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 what the CD4 percent has been doing all along, and whether it has always been around 32% or it was lower. However, given the number of years you have been infected and the nonprogressor status, I would not be concerned about one... 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... Read more »

t-cell "death"

hiv kills or takes over t-cells right? if so, their number decreases. so how does you t-cell count... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Seeking No-Cost Antiretrovirals in Zimbabwe to Increase Following Procurement of T Cell Tests, AIDS Council Says

...seeking access to no-cost antiretroviral drugs in Zimbabwe likely will increase following the procurement of tests that count CD4+ T cells, Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council said recently, the Herald/AllAfrica.com reports. The tests were... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...referred to as CD8 positive). CD8+ cells which recognize a specific antigen (like HIV) differentiate into what are called cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), often referred to as killer T cells (but not to be confused with natural killer cells,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

... Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with men (MSM) to define Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Findings Explain T-Cell Loss in HIV Infection

...destruction, not a decrease in production. References J.A. Kovacs et al. Identification of dynamically distinct subpopulations of T lymphocytes that are differentially affected by HIV. Journal of Experimental Medicine 194:1731-41 (2001). ... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are like one big family. My numbers are a little scary to me, so I can really understand where Blixer is coming from. Blixer you are a very strong... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seeing comments about idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia, does anyone know what it is? it seems odd that people would have low t-cells without detection of HIV. Read more »