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How Do You Raise CD4 Numbers

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Are these good CD4 / immune cell numbers?

Hi Ben,Are these good CD4 numbers to have? Worried I may have HIV and would have had it since 2003, but I have been tested 11 times total including 3 times in 2009 which would have been six years after possible exposure. All kinds of tests...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi Matt, Thanks for your post. Your CD4 test numbers are entirely normal (save for the testo and vitamin D).You don't have HIV.BY Read more »

Are my ongoing low cd4 numbers worrisome? Please help me understand!

Dr. Bob:Happy New Year!You helped me a while back, but I have a few more questions, based on more... Read more »

Confused about cd4 / viral load numbers

I was reading some of the post and was getting confused about when you should be concerned about... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... 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... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of... Read more »
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CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...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 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

Probabyl not the right forum, VL vs. cd4 count?

Posted by BeerMe30
...Initially I had a cd4 of 139 and a VL that went up from 4000 to 10k. I s that normal to have low numbers for both or is does that depend on the person? I do know my VL more than doubled in a week, so I can probably assume it has Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
...monitoring is an absolute waste of time in terms of deciding how the body is doing in relation to mortality. People with 'good' numbers are just as likely to get immune failure as someone with dismal numbers. Don't take my word for it: here's... Read more »

Confused about numbers

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
...When my doctor gave me ny numbers I was confused on what they meant. I am getting the actual print out tomorrow and going to n infectious disease specialist probably Read more »