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Hiv Type O Cd4

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Test Positive Aware Network


...initial enthusiasm for this drug. Viral tropism refers to the types of HIV that a person can have: CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two co-receptors on the surface of the cells, CCR5 (R5) or CXCR4 (X4). These two chemokine co-receptors...
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history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative. Almost all guidelines say that the maximum window period is 3 months and may be extended to 6 months if you have a kind of autoimmune disease which I am sure I didn't have. At the moment I have no idea what I should do and how I should... Read more »

CD4 = 127 - should I start treatment or delay?

Hello, I would much appreciate your specialist opinion on my particular situation: I am a white female of 43 y.o. I have just been diagnosed with HIV and I have a CD4 of 127. I haven't received yet the results of my VL but I expect to be high. I...
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 need to start the HIV meds immediately. DO NOT delay and I would not rely on herbals to increase your CD4 count or immune system function. There is a huge loss of immune system function if you wait until your CD4 count reaches 50, Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig zag up and down to a manageable number not requiring meds, until now. My previous numbers, 60 days ago, were 374/29%/376,000 (CD4,CD4%,VL). I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...combination antiretroviral therapy is a personal decision. Current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when the absolute CD4 count falls into the 350 range. Your counts have been in that range for a while now. Personally I would recommend... Read more »

Early start of meds

I have been infected last summer and have CD4 count of 800 and viral load of 21000. My doctor told me i could choose between going on medication or wait. He told me the following advantages of going early on medication:- early start, so better for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...does not make a patient immune to super infection). Your risk for an AIDS or HIV-related non AIDS health problem is low with a CD4 count >> 500 so the true health benefit would likely be very modest for the short term. The NIH is starting the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...see Fact Sheet 462 ) is an approved antiretroviral drug. It is an attachment blocker. Maraviroc is being studied to increase CD4 cell counts in people whose viral load has been controlled by ART. It also reduces some markers of inflammation. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...increased susceptibility to unusual infections, as do individuals with certain genetic conditions, severe malnutrition and certain kinds of cancers. There is no evidence suggesting that the numbers of such cases have risen, while abundant... Read more »
The Well Project


...fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . ... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Read more »
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My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
...was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice. My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus! The day after , my doctor told me that he had... Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...well controlled as are the other medical complications of HIV in the context of modern treatments.1 Mortality and many other kinds of HIV disease-related variables have declined with modern treatments. But there have been some suggestions that... Read more »

looking for hiv + friends

Posted by genovia, 8 Replies
...hi guys, was diagnosed with hiv in october 07 when i was taken into hospital with pneumonia, cd4 count was 8 and vl was 130.000 started meds str8 away, within first 4 weeks cd4 was 210 and vl 15000, have been in relationship Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
...years. Plus when he developed a cancerous tumor in his throat, several doctors kept telling him it was strep throat, or other types of throat infections. Finally, we met an intelligent doctor who realized it was cancer. Misdiagnosing doctors... Read more »