How Low Can Cd4 Cells Be Before You Get Sick
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineIt is likely that his total white blod cell (WBC) count and total lymphocyte count have decreased, accounting for the decrease in absolute CD4 count and stable percent. Stress can account for some of this decline. I assume he is not on any other... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey College Guy,I'll reprint below some information about absolute CD4 cell counts and CD4%. The CD4% is the more accurate test, as it is less susceptible to variations related to concurrent phenomena (diurnal variation, other infections, etc.)... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Cello-Guy,I strongly disagree with the advice your doctor gave you regarding absolute CD4 counts versus CD4%! I reviewed this topic in detail recently in this forum. Consequently, rather than retyping the same information, I will instead... Read more »
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Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 RepliesMy CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »
Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 RepliesI wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »
Posted by TheBodyWhat Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?
Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDear Jackie - thanks for replying to my post. I wanted to respond so I could answer some of your questions.
Firstly - how do I know it is not cancer - I don't - all i know is that exactly 20 days after an unprotected sexual exposure I came down with... Read more »
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