Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Low Can Cd4 Go During Before Treatment Required

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

how low can cd4go during primary infection before treatment required

Forty days after infection I experienced seroconversion illness lasting several days. A week later, my CD4s were 807, CD8s 497. I hoped to wait a few years before starting treatment, but wanted to monitor my condition, especially in the early...
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
It would not be unusual during acute infection to see CD4 counts decline to a level such as you describe. The counts usual increase within several weeks after seroconversion. It's hard to know whether return to preinfection levels because... Read more »

how low can cd4go during primary infection before treatment required

Forty days after infection I experienced seroconversion illness lasting several days. A week later,... 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 »
Articles
TheBodyPRO.com

Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction, the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV should... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Antiretroviral Treatment Breaks Limit CD4 Count Gains and Raise Death Risk

An 8-year study of almost 2500 people in a Swiss HIVgroup found that people who interrupted antiretroviraltherapy gained fewer CD4 cells and ran a higherrisk of new AIDS diseases and death than people whotook their antiretrovirals regularly. 1 ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

In general, treatment guidelines for HCV-HIV co-infection encourage the initiation of HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4s, Not Viral Load, Increase Risk of Non-AIDS Diseases for Those Off Treatment

The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports that individuals with untreated HIV and a CD4 count below 350 have more than twice the risk of developing serious non-AIDS diseases as those with levels over 500. Researchers studied a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

Help! BF has low CD4 and high VL

Posted by LoveofMyLife, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. I'm negative. My bf has been positive for 21 years. He has been non-compliant with his meds off and on over the years. This week, we found out that his CD4 is 65 and VL is 80,000. His doc (an HIV Specialist) is doing the resistance... Read more »

Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »

treatment starting at higher cd4

Posted by alive2, 1 Reply
now that people are being told to start medication at a higher cd 4 number does this pose a bit of apprehencion? will the first prescribed medications last longer? is it a ploy by big pharmacutical companies?
to me i worry when the cdc or reports... Read more »