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How Long Before My Cd4 Drops

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Relation between CD4 count and Viral load

Dear Doctors,Thanks a lot for all your answers. You really dont know how much you are helping for people like me who are living in the remote areas of the world.I just want to know the relation between CD4 count and viral load . i guess if the CD4...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...making predictions about how fast HIV may progress it is the same. The question may be "How long will it be before my CD4 count drops below 200 and I have an AIDS diagnosis" The "distance" in this case is what the CD4 count is now (say 500),... Read more »

cd4 count

I had hiv since i was born in 85 i was on medicine all my life last year i decided to stop my... Read more »

Changing meds

I have been positive since Jan--diagnosed in July--I started taking Atripla on July 28--I was... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...number of cells in a cubic millimeter of blood, or mm 3 . Normal counts are usually between 500 and 1600. CD4 counts usually drop gradually in people with HIV. However, in some cases they can drop quickly. Because the CD4 cell counts are so... Read more »
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Treatment Interruptions

...structured intermittent therapy (SIT). During most treatment breaks, the viral load climbs very quickly and CD4 cell counts drop. Some people get the same symptoms as if they were newly infected with HIV. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...common in people who do not know they are infected with HIV. Strong antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) can keep the CD4 cell count from dropping. If your CD4 cell count is below 300, talk to your health care provider about taking drugs to prevent PCP. ... Read more »
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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...failure, or intolerance of current drugs. Treatment failure: Within 6 months after starting a treatment, the viral load should drop below 400 copies. Within 1 year, it should be less than 50 copies. If the viral load does not drop this much,... Read more »
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How long before CD 4 drops

Posted by goloka, 2 Replies
...If you are recently infected, how long before your CD 4 is droped and WBC and CD 8 is up and ratio is inverted ? Ben Read more »

How long have I had HIV?

Posted by redbull, 1 Reply
...5/09 my cd4 was 94 and my VL was 400K. After being on atripla for 2 1/2 months my cd4 has jumped from 94-210 and my VL has dropped to only 500! My dr told me looking at my original #'s she thinks I have had it for about 5 years. Read more »

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 »

my CD4 counts dropped. is this normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have been on meds. My CD4 counts rose to 416 and i am undetectable in viral load. My question is, last week, my CD4 counts dropped to 386. Is this normal? do they fluctuate? I'm worried that my meds are starting to be unaffective. Read more »