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How Fast Does Cd4 Decrease

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CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? Ongoing Monitoring "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of...
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Dramatic decrease in CD4 count

Hi doctor I was diagnosed as HIV+ in Nov 2000. Everything is still new to me. My CD4 count then was 713 and VL 1900. My doctor said it was still early for treatment but gave me vitamins including betacarotene. My second test in Jan 2001 came back...
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 agree with your doctor, in that I would wait until March or so and get another set of numbers. Your numbers are still good and you can afford to wait. Betacarotene has been studied and DOES NOT increase viral load. MH... Read more »

how fast could CD4 count down

7 months is passed, april to november and my CD4 count down 32, it was 826 in april when I was diagnosed and now 794, I was really afraid at seeing it count down b/c I expected an increase for I have regularly taken my bactrim and avoided everything...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.First off, in assessing your labs, your CD4 absolute count is entirely normal and there's no obvious reason (unless you have a clinical AIDS-defining illness) that you require HIV medications or for you to be... 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 Count Decrease & VL Decrease, help why is CD4 going down?

Hello Doc,I was diagnosed about a month ago with a CD4 of 187 and a VL of 34,000. After 5 days on Bactrim and Atripla they took me off Bactrim cause I couldn't breathe. Then after a total of 10 days on Atripla only, I had a VL of 130 and a CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Effective HIV meds when they work decrease the HIV level by interrupting production of new virus (the drop in HIV level you experienced is typical of a good response). CD4 (T helper cell ) count recovery is dependent on production of new T cells by... Read more »
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Increasing CD4 count

Posted by notinterested, 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 »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »

hiv test negative but CD4 down

Posted by italico79, 2 Replies
hello to all
im very worried, i hope you can help me with your suggestion... excuse me for my bad english
one year ago i had unprotected sex with unknow girl, im man 35 years old
since i had many many symtoms starting from one month after risk... Read more »