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How To Stimulate T Cell Cd4

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Low T cells and Low CD4

My boyfriend was diagnosed last year with HIV, at the time his VL=80 and CD4 = 260. I am wondering why his CD4 was so low yet his VL was also low. I thought by the time you get to cd4-260 the VL would be in the thousands. Can you explain this. After...
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
...really explain that, but we do see this on occasion. Stopping HIV meds would be a bad idea, as he would likely lose the CD4 cells that he recovered with HIV treatment, and if his CD4 count dips below 200, he is at great risk of developing serious... Read more »

cd4 and t-cells

hiim 30 years old and im hiv+ and hep c+. i just would like someone to explain in simple words, how... Read more »

Can dextramphetamine lower my CD4 T-cell count

My psychiatrist prescribed 5 mg of dextroamphetamine twice per day for depression and fatigue. ... Read more »
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Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts

... Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts (LbOr09) Authored by C. Lange, H. Valdez, K. Medvik, R. Asaad, M. Wild, R. Kalayjian, M. Lederman View the... Read more »
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Abstract 7: Risk for Primary Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia After the CD4+ T-lymphocyte Count Rises Above 200 cells/┬ÁL

...This study provides further support that the risk for PCP decreases dramatically with the rebound in CD4 counts that have been evidenced with institution of HAART. These data were analyzed from a multi-site, longitudinal database Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...Douglas SD, Moscicki AB, Holland CA, for The Reach Project Of The Adolescent Medicine Hiv/Aids Research Network. CD8+ CD38+ T cells but not HIV type 1 RNA viral load predict CD4+ T cell loss in a predominantly minority female HIV+ adolescent... Read more »
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Studies Examine Use of Modified CD4+ T Cells, Vaccine to Fight HIV/AIDS

...Oxford, England, London's Guardian reports (Randerson, Guardian , 11/10). The therapy involves genetically engineering CD4+ T cells, called "assassin" cells by the researchers, which were able to recognize other cells infected with HIV and... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What 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 Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or Read more »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be droping so fast and in times it would be up again . There would be times that I would have 510 T-Cell... Read more »