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Illicit Drugs Effect On Viral Load And T Cell Count

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My T cell count and viral load?

I went to the doc 3 months ago and my t cell count was 500 and viral load was 25620. I went to the doc last week and my t cell count was 616 and my viral load was 25120. So is this good or bad? Oh and I was curious as to how my doc knew that who...
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
...Your CD4 count is in the normal range. Another number to follow is your CD4 % which is a more stable number over time. Your viral load is in the moderate range. Your doctor may have done a resistance test, to see if the virus you have has... Read more »

T-cell counts and Viral load

I was diagnosed as HIV-AIDS in May of '05 with a T-cell count of 129 and Viral load of 69k. I just... Read more »

Which is more significant. Viral load vs. T-cell counts?

I am a 39 year old female and I found out my status about 10 months ago and I was a early detector.... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

...published in the denialist journal Reappraising AIDS , authors Christine Johnson and Paul Philpott demonstrate their scorn for viral load measurements in the title of their discussion, "Viral Load of Crap." Focusing on the 1995 Ho and Shaw ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Session 286/12204: Combination Abacavir (1592, ABC)/Amprenavir (141W94) Therapy in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Naïve Subjects with CD4+ Cell Counts >400 cells/mL and Viral Load >5000 copies/mL

...at the time of the analysis. Twenty-five of them, or 89%, had undetectable levels of HIV ( There are concerns about the side effects of these drugs, especially one known as a 'hypersensitivity reaction' (HR) that has been seen in 3% of patients... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine , the Los Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Viral Load Is Not Reliable Indicator for CD4+ T Cell Counts, Study Says

... Measuring HIV viral loads in the blood of people living with the virus is not a reliable indicator to predict CD4+ T cell counts of HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Sept. 27 issue of the Journal of the American... Read more »
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Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low or... Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having an HIV... 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 »