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How Fast Does Cd4 Count Go Up After Medicine

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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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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 »

How fast can l expect my CD4 count to rise with Atripla?

Hello,I just started on Atripla two nights ago with CD4 count of 219 and VL 5,367. I have never been on any other treatment before and never have had an opportunistic disease. I was diagnosed 10 years ago but was doing alright and slowly started to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You raise a few important questions. First, provided that you're tolerating your medications prior to your planned trip, I wouldn't expect any new side effects or toxicity during the travels. Also of note,... Read more »

CD4/CD8 drop down fast with VL sustained

Dear Sir,I couldant find any informations about my lab exam. I've been infected since July 2009. Initial CD4 300 and VL 41000 (4,7). After 4 months CD4 693 and CD8 366 (Rel: 1,9) with VL 39000 (4,6). Since January 2010 I experienced a fast fall...
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
I think you need to start HIV treat now. Regardless of what your CD8 count is doing o a relatively constant moderate level viral load, your CD4 count is going down, and you want to stabilize that above everything else.... Read more »

i ahve got Idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia (IDIOPATHIC CD4 LYMPHOCYTOPENIA) (ICL)

Hello Doctor,after few weeks of having tested negative from HIV , all my happiness has gone.I have got idiopathic cd4 lymphocytopenia.Now i really wish to have been HIV+.My only thoughts now are about my future time waiting for my death.Hope you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you have ICL (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia), you should be followed by a clinical immunologist who is both knowledgeable and experienced in treating this relatively rare condition. The first thing he or she would do is confirm the... Read more »
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Increasing CD4 count

Posted by PeaceandLove, 4 Replies
Hello 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 »

improving cd4 counts

Posted by terrrrrry2003, 2 Replies
Hi There everybody travelling on the positive train. I've been + for ten years now and been on meds for 4 years and then off them again for over three now ( with doctors approval ). As we all know, the bottom line is when the doc says " I think its... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »