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How Fast Do T-cells Replicate

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Low VL declining T-cells no meds

I have been infected since may 06 initial VL undetectable with t-cells 770's, viral load never over 300, pcts range in late 30's T-cells range btwn 600-850. Over the last year t-cells have dropped to the 400 range with pct btwn 24-30. My latest lab...
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
...the virus strain is you have, your underlying immune system and genetics, and where else outside the blood stream the virus is replicating, among other factors. I completely agree that HIV treatment should be started now. Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with... Read more »

Cocaine and HIV

I have a friend who is Hiv Positive and is a cocaine addict (he sniffs). His T-cell count is down... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...that HIV uses to infect and/or destroy. You may have heard the term "CD4+ count" or "T cell count." This refers to a kind of T cell that controls the activity of other immune cells. (See Lymphocyte Subsets for more information.) Granulocytes... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

...important to check them more often. The test actually calculates the CD4+ count by multiplying the total number of white blood cells times the percentage of white blood cells that are lymphocytes times the percentage of lymphocytes that are CD4+... Read more »
The University of Melbourne

Understanding the Tricks of HIV Infection

...Knowing what factors are important for controlling HIV replication can also help guide vaccine studies," said Ms Loh. Killer T cells are a major player in the host immune system as they have the ability to identify and attack virus infected or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...virologic suppression (i.e., late OI), therapy for the OI should be initiated, potent ART should be continued, and if the CD4+ T cell response to ART has been suboptimal, modification of the ART regimen may be considered ( CIII ). When an OI... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be droping so fast and in times it would be up again . There would be times that I would have 510 T-Cell... Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...originally 318 when I was diagnosed and it has only gone up to 340 after the same period of meds treatment. Is it normal for T-cells to take that long to recover/increase when my viral load seems to be doing so well/coming down so fast? Anyone... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »