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Hiv T4 Count

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Thyroid T4 Levels/Relationship To HIV?

If someone was infected with HIV, would a Thyroid Panel Test indicate infection due to lower than normal levels of Total T4? Is there any relationship between Thyroid T4 and the T4 cells that are affected from HIV? I am a 30 year old male and my...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Your thyroid panel and HIV should have no connection. Rarely patients with HIV infection can get hyperthyroidism after they begin antiretroviral treatment. Read more »

Low t -4 without hiv?

All my tests for hiv-1 r neg 1 year out.I have painful glands and border low t4 count.Can other... Read more »

New Diagnosis

Two weeks ago i was told i am HIV+. My T4 count was 71 and my load was 800,000. (found out today)... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Adding IL-2 to Potent Anti-HIV Drugs Increases CD4+ T-Cell Counts Without Raising HIV Levels

...T-cell counts without increasing the amount of HIV in the blood. Results of the multicenter study are reported in the July 12 HIV/AIDS theme issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Richard T. Davey, Jr., M.D., of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...organization. Check with your local health department. A case manager will give you confidential help to find out about and receive HIV/AIDS services. You can also check on the Internet for HIV/AIDS information and services. The Bottom Line ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...Many people taking strong antiretroviral medications now have normal CD4 cell counts. However, people with HIV are getting "non-AIDS" diseases such as cancer and heart disease. These occur at higher than normal rates based on age. Recent research... Read more »
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T4's below 50???

Posted by Anonymous
...sick lately and did not know that I was + until I went into the hospital last week. My T4 count is at 30 right now, and I have AIDS... I never even knew I had HIV until I had AIDS. Can my T4's improve, and if so how much? Has anyone else here had... Read more »

lab questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on the test results for hiv does anyone know what the t-4 free is and the range being in between .8-1.8 ng/dl mean...and tsh .40- 5.50 mIU/L .....if my test Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my 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... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »