How Do You Raise CD4 Numbers
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineGiven the duration of your infection, I would not be concerned about fluctuation in absolute CD4 count. Another number to follow is the CD4 percent, which is a more stable number time. My guess is that your CD4 percent had not changed significantly... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYour doctor is right. Your numbers are great. One way to increase CD4 counts would be to use interleukin 2. IL-2 is t cell growth factor. It has been studied for many years and can relatively safely increase CD4 count. Whether those CD4 cells are... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineIt is important to know what the CD4 percentage is along with the absolute number. The percentage is generally a more stable number over time. If your percentage is stable, then I would not be concerned with the changes in absolute CD4 count yet.... Read more »
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Posted by PeaceandLove, 4 RepliesHello everyone,
I usually come on here and offer support and advice, and now I'm looking for some. I got my labs back and for the second time in a row by CD4 dropped. I've chosen not to know the number but from pestering my partner and getting hints,... Read more »
Posted by alive2, 1 Replynow that people are being told to start medication at a higher cd 4 number does this pose a bit of apprehencion? will the first prescribed medications last longer? is it a ploy by big pharmacutical companies?
to me i worry when the cdc or reports... Read more »
Posted by david73, 8 RepliesHi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »
Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
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