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How Long Before My Cd4 Count Rises

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Could long term bactrim use hinder a rise in CD4 count?

Hi Dr. Bob,I think I read recently that the long term use of Bactrim can actually hinder a rise in CD4 counts. Is this true? I have been taking Bactrim for about two years now. My last test results have me at an undetectable VL and CD4 of 249. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If your CD4 count has been over 200 for the past six months on Atripla, the guidelines suggest you may stop your pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis. Bactrim is an antibiotic that can be very useful in preventing and, if necessary,... Read more »

Why is my CD4 Count taking so long to rise?

I have been on meds since January of this year, but my CD4 count is just 70. I had a near-death... Read more »

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... Read more »
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No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Delaying ART in Childhood Can Reduce Long-Term CD4 Count in Adulthood

The decision to start ART in children is made with guidance based on age and CD4 percentage or count. Guideline recommendations are based on observed short-term risk of morbidity and mortality. ART can be delayed in children with CD4 values above... Read more »
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Hot Topics: How Long to Live?; Plastic Surgery; Depression and Anxiety; Fluctuating CD4 Count; and More

Hot Topics: How Long to Live?; Plastic Surgery; Depression and Anxiety; Fluctuating CD4 Count; and More March 4, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Living With HIV/AIDS ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

In most HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral therapy can fully restore a normal CD4+ cell count of more than 500 cells/mm 3 . However, the researchers note, it is not clear whether all patients can achieve normalization of their CD4+ cell count, in... Read more »
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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 »

Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... 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 »

CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that because if you're at 8 it isn't too great!

He decided to Difllucan me again on a permanent basis. He... Read more »