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How To Improve Cd4 Level

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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 Read more »

improve cd4 count

on meds since Oct 2008, current CD4 count hovering around 350+ what help can u give me to help... Read more »

CD4 improvements

How long does it generally take for CD4 counts to sustainably rise after initiation of HAART? Is... Read more »
The Body PRO

HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...twofold. Why was that? Do we understand the mechanism? It's not entirely clear, although we think it has to do with improved CD4 cell function, because hepatitis B vaccine requires your CD4 cells to be functioning well to respond to the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2 an infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. Patients who use IL-2 have large increases in their CD4 cell counts. IL-2 is called an immune modulator. Interleukin-2 has been approved by the FDA to treat some types of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

... What Is Immune Restoration? How Can the Immune System Be Restored? Are New CD4 Cells as Good as Old? What Is Immune Restoration? Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system Read more »
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improving cd4 counts

Posted by terrrrrry2003, 2 Replies, just hoped it wouldn't be today.........". I fully expected to go back on meds this time around but suprise, suprise, my cd4 count had gone back up again !!!!!! Another 3 months in the bag is the way I look at it. Anyway what I'm wondering... Read more »

Advice for Newly Diagnoised about to start treatme

Posted by lawrence03, 2 Replies
...numbers are kind of bad. My initial viral load was 6 million, followed by 2 million, followed by 155k (14 days apart). My first CD4 was 218 followed by 300. My question is why are my numbers so bad? Does this mean I got a violent strain, is... Read more »

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 Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »