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Infected Cd4 T-lymphocytes

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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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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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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 »
AIDS Treatment News

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

...the biomedical literature show that low T cell counts do not correlate with compromised immunity, and that normal ranges for T cells in HIV negative persons can vary from 300 to 2,000." ( 3 ) Some denialists cite the famous Concorde study of... 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 »

Need clarification on lymphocytes

Posted by Anonymous
...I was reading an article that said "in 1993 the definition was expanded to include HIV-infected adults and adolescents with CD4+T-lymphocytes counts of less than 200 cell per cubic millimeter, or less than 14 percent of total lymphocytes". The... Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...originally 318 when I was diagnosed and it has only gone up to 340 after the same period of meds treatment. Is it normal for T-cells to take that long to recover/increase when my viral load seems to be doing so well/coming down so fast? Anyone... Read more »