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How Fast Does Cd4 Decrease

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Average annual CD4 decline

Hello.. I was recently diagnosed positive and my CD4 is 974, CD4+% = 40%, and viral load <400. My doctor says that I don't have to start meds now and he has asked me go for another labs in 3 months.. I'm concerned as to how fast CD4 count decrease...
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
...In older natural history studies (in the absence of treatment) the average annual CD4 decline is about 50-75 cells/year. I agree with your doctor that treatment is not indicated now and 3 months is the appropriate Read more »

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7 months is passed, april to november and my CD4 count down 32, it was 826 in april when I was... Read more »

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...CD4 cells, CD4 counts usually drop as HIV disease getsworse. Taking effective combinations of HIV drugs may stop CD4 cell countdecreases and HIV disease progression. Your CD4 cell count is an important indicator of the health of your... Read more »
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...sick. There are millions of different families of CD4 cells. Each family is designed to fight a specific type of germ. When HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells, some of these families can be totally wiped out. You can lose the ability to fight... 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 »

Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
Hi everyone. I am a little angry right now. I was diagnosed poz on march first of this year. I just got my lab results back and people think I should start meds. Its seems to them the virus is newly aquired, but it also looks like my immune... Read more »

1 CD4 - Whats the cost in US Dollars??

Posted by Survivor, 8 Replies
...face. "I said oh that's ok" (you f**king ASS). So given the fact she is a multi-millionaire. How much do I charge for every CD4 that now is being directed at my cold that I have developed from this guest? $1,000, $10,000 dollars? Ive got... Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...load went from an initial count of 125,000 down to 120, 2 weeks ago. Will probably be "undectable" soon. My question is, my CD4+ count was originally 318 when I was diagnosed and it has only gone up to 340 after the same period of meds... Read more »