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How Low Can Cd4 Go During Before Treatment Required

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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 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 »

Elderly AIDS male slow to low vl high cd4

My husband is over 65 and was diagnosed HIV+ and HPB 10 months ago and has been on HAART for the... Read more »
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Selzentry

...CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...your drugs on schedule. This is called adherence . In order to get the maximum benefit from HIV therapy, good adherence is required. This is because HIV drugs need to be kept at a certain level in your body to fight the virus. If the drug level... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...take your drugs onschedule. This is called adherence. In order to get the most benefit from HIVtreatment, good adherence is required. This is because HIV drugs need to bekept at a certain level in your body to fight the virus. If the drug... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...reduce overall inflammation levels, even if it is not causing symptoms. How Is CMV Treated? The first treatments for CMV required daily intravenous infusions. Most people had a permanent medication "port" inserted into their chest or arm.... Read more »
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some one please help

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
...oh i have reoccurring middle ear infections to yea. My children and wife a affected to wife got hpv so bad in 1 years time required surgery to remove (bad surgery cut her up BAD) and my 2 year old is slow to develop small for age has reoccurring... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...Hello, I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures Read more »