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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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HIV AND CD4

I wanted to ask, my CD4 is 568 at the moment is that good or its just enough to make me live another 5-6 years. i am not on any meds. the other problem is im not gaining any weight neither im i losing it. i try to eat as much as i can but i dont...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your CD4 count is fine. When the CD4 count falls below 250, the risk of opportunistic infections starts to rise, but with your CD4 count, you are not in danger. As far as your weight is concerned, it is stable and not a cause for concern now.... Read more »

what now i have just tested HIV+ CD-4 25

i have just been tested HIV+ my CD4 count is 25 and the doctor says i have to start ARVs immediately. can i not try to increase my CD4 count with multi-vitamins and herbal treatments first. because ARVs are for life. PLEASE HELP...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Vitamins and herbal treatments have not been shown to consistently and significantly improve low CD4 counts. Use of effective antiretroviral therapy along with nutrional support and use of meds to protect against HIV-related infections (such as PCP,... Read more »

HIV CD4 Count 48

Hi Doc. I tested positive in March 2011. In the first count my CD4 was 48.I was sick with TB how could this have happened? any use of treatmnet please advise.and tell me how many days i live. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How could this have happened???? Well, you would have to tell me. HIV is only transmitted by a few well-described routes, including: unprotected sex, sharing intravenous needles, blood-to-blood contact and mother-to-child transmission,... Read more »

HIV and CD4 count

My Question is that my CD4 count is around 264 and my viral load has been undetectable for over two years. What can I do to increase my CD4 count, if anything...
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 whether you are on HIV treatment or not, and if so, what your baseline CD4 count was prior to starting HIV treatment. Assuming yes, the lower your count was before starting treatment the longer it takes to see large... Read more »
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HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »