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How To Improve Cd4 Level

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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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 the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

why does my CD4 count not improve? (LACK OF CD4 RESPONSE DESPITE TREATMENT, 2010)

Dr. Franscino, I am a 50 yr old caucasian male. I was diagnosed in June, 2008. At that time my CD4 was around 36 and my VL was well over 350,000. I had symptoms of wasting plus sweats and constant 101+ fevers. It took me two weeks to get in to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are a number of potential reasons immune reconstitution (rise in CD4 count) may falter, and they are all complex in nature. These include, among others, ongoing immune inflammation caused by HIV (even when HIV viral load is suppressed to... Read more »

MY CD4 COUNT IS NOT IMPROVING: WHAT CAN I DO?

I was diagonised with HIV in December 2013 and my CD4 was 47. I was immediately started on Atripla and Septrin. I eat fairly healthy. In March 2013 my CD4 was 164 but today it has dropped to 158. What can I do to improve it, do I need to change...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
CD4 levels and recovery is highly variable. The key parameter regarding whether antiretroviral therapy is working is the HIV level-if undetectable then the drugs are working find and you have some good level of protection against AIDS events... Read more »

CD4 improvements

How long does it generally take for CD4 counts to sustainably rise after initiation of HAART? Is it likely that they will improve to baseline CD4 levels (i.e., the levels when I first tested positive five years ago?) Or do some people never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though most patients starting effect antiretroviral therapy experience CD4 count increases, not all patients do (perhaps 80%). The degree of CD4 recovery relates to a number of factors besides effective HIV suppression such as age (high age then... Read more »
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cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

IMPROVE CD4 COUNT

Posted by athleticoutdoors, 1 Reply
My CD4 count has steadily incresed over 100 per month. I was at 600 and today over 864. I drink green tea fraps with soy milk and protein almost daily. No sweetners. Try it you may be surprised. Thanks and God bless. Read more »

improving cd4 counts

Posted by terrrrrry2003, 2 Replies
Hi There everybody travelling on the positive train. I've been + for ten years now and been on meds for 4 years and then off them again for over three now ( with doctors approval ). As we all know, the bottom line is when the doc says " I think its... Read more »

CD4 percentages

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just had one question concerning the cd4 level. In a healthy, non-infected individual, does the cd 4 percentage change, or is that supposed to remain constant? I have heard that it is supposed to remain constant?
Also, if i was infected say 31... Read more »