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Hiv Table Cd4

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...copies of the virus. Thesteps HIV goes through to complete this process are as follows: Binding and Fusion HIV begins to enter a CD4 cell by binding (or attaching) itself to aspecific point, called a CD4 receptor, on the cell's surface. HIV must thenbind to a second co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or the CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion,...
Ask the Experts

Why is there a CD4 Gold Standard Universally Assumed?

How can practictioners conclude at what CD4 number a patient should begin therapy or "treatment" (read: go from feeling healthy not on the meds to feeling like wanting to die b/c of the meds). It's my experience that there is a wide individual...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for sharing your frustration with the wide variability in CD4 counts (in same px can vary due to circadian cycle by 30% throughout the day) that vexes patients and clinicians on a regular Read more »


Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...indefinitely. The average for acquisition to illness is about 8 years.There are tables at provide estimates of risk based on Cd4 and viral load.The risk drops dramatically when you start HIV... Read more »

CD4 drops drastically

HiI have been monitoring my CD4 quarterly and i dont understnd why it has dropped drastically:Sep 2006 - 565 (29%)Dec 2006 - 564 (27%)Apr 2007 - 490 (23%)Jun 2007 - 570 (26%)Nov 2007 - 605 (19%)Mar 2008 - 594 (20%)Jun 2008 - 426 (18%)Sep 2008 - 241...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are many reasons a viral load may shoot up and CD4 cells decline in the setting of untreated HIV disease. Certainly it could reflect disease progression or possibly acquiring a Read more »

how bad?

My partner is 55 and his HIV test 18 months ago was positive. His three monthly CD4 counts since have been: 536/631/568/602/559/507and his VL count which was 7110 went down to 4900 and was 10400 last October and 19000 in May. 1. Can you assess how...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...remain well seemingly indefinitely. The average time from acquisition to illness is about 8 years.The rate and pattern at which CD4 declines is quite variable and factors beyond viral load level, such as individual genetics, viral tropism and... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment able to manage this complicated condition. Knowledge About HIV The Basics HIV is a virus that infects and destroys CD4 cells . CD4 cells are part of the body's immune system. The immune system protects the body from invaders. When... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4 cell counts, than men with equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that produce... Read more »
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Exposure to HIV .PLEASE HLEP ME !!!!!

Posted by teoqn2
...the result is negative but before i was taken blood , there are two spouses were HIV ,also come to this centre to check their CD4 tests,they put their arms on the table to take blood, then in turn, i put my arm on the table,too (right after... Read more »

Today is my "HIV Birthday."

Posted by mikeosito, 7 Replies
...Seven years ago today, I found out I am HIV-positive. I'm thinking a lot today about how my life has changed since that day. You know, I have to say, there has been good Read more »

Does anyone feel as lonely as I do?

Posted by mikeosito, 5 Replies
...I feel so profoundly lonely. I'm single, gay, and have been living with HIV for 6 years now. I'm healthy, undetectable, take good care of myself and I just feel so hopeless about ever finding true love. I just had to get that off my chest. Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Hey guys, Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else Read more »