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CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »

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Dr, i have been living with my virus for 10yrs going for 11 this year. Since i found out in '99 i... Read more »

CD4 count and VL after acute infection

Dear Dr.i am a chinese man living in china and i am 36 years old.i had unprotacted sex with... Read more »
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I tested + about a month ago AND AM FREAKIN OUT

Posted by EMIA10132, 16 Replies
ABOUT A MONTH AGO I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TO GET TESTED WITH MY B/F I HADNT HAD A TEST IN I DONT KNOW HOW LONG WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I NOW KNOW, MY CD4 COUNT WAS 160 AND HAD A VIRAL LOAD OF 200K EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IM GOING TO... Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »

Multiple tests

Posted by StupidMe, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm just posting to ask how does taking multiple test out of the window period improve the test sensitivity? Dr Bob, states quite often that to a person taking many tests (negative) that the evidence is overwhelming that they don't have HIV.... Read more »

Do you feel better or worse with meds?

Posted by nnhood, 3 Replies
I actually have not been diagnosed with HIV yet, but have been trying to find a diagnosis actually. I did have a CD4 done and it was at 701, which is down from 1000 in 2003-2004 six years ago. I feel fine really other than I have achey legs all... Read more »