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How Hiv Cause Cd4 Cell Death

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AIDS InfoNet

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? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line
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CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

Dear Dr. I'm just curious about the lifespan of a cd4 cell in a person who is hiv negative and a person who is hiv positive with and without treatment. What's the average # of days these cells can live?; and, is there a difference between an hiv...
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
...This is a hard question to answer. Some CD4 cells only survive a few days and some potentially months to years, as CD4 cells are not uniform in nature and represent a family of Read more »

hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am so glad you survived PML!Some people are discordant responders to HAART. Their viral load becomes undetectable but their CD4 cells do not increase a lot.The choice of HAART combo may make a difference in those patients. There seems to be a... Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone marrow supresson, HCT 10 %, trans 5 units of blood. Taken off 6MP and HIV meds as his viral load was undetectable, did okay until 2008. Crohn's relapsed,...
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
...complicated. He has one illness where his immune system is in overdrive and you need to give meds that shut it down and another, HIV infection, which reduces immune function. It's hard to know whether the 6MP has permanently damaged his immune... Read more »

CD4 & Sickness

Can you tell me if this understanding is correct: When taking HAART, it may reduce the amount of virus in the system. The more the virus is reduced the stronger the immune system grows. My question is, how do CD4 cells climb again in number after...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV treatments is to increase the CD4 cell count. In general terms, this happens because medications prevent HIV-mediated CD4 cell death, and thereby allowing the body's normal replication of CD4s to continue.With a CD4 count of ~450 and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and isunable to fight off germs. At this point, you are at risk of gettinginfections, called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are below 50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV retinitis are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...released from damaged cells. A typical reference range is 100-250 IU/L. Elevated levels may indicate widespread inflammation or cell death (necrosis), for example, due to a heart attack, PCP, or lymphoma (cancer of the lymphoid tissue). ... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...best able to manage this complicated condition. Knowledge About HIV The Basics HIV is a virus that infects and destroys CD4 cells . CD4 cells are part of the body's immune system. The immune system protects the body from invaders. When... Read more »
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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 »

AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After Controlling for CD4 After controlling for... Read more »