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Level Of Cd4

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correlation of vl level to cd4,cd8, other

Dear Dr,Without the help of any medication would a moderate to high VL GENERALLY cause a moderate or higher cd8 count and % , with inverted cd8/cd4 ratio, and would the opposite ( a lower or undetectable VL ) causing a low or normal cd8 ) be true ?...
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
...Yes, in general higher viral loads will result in increased CD8 count. The reverse is not necessarily true. Yes to the CD4%/count question. Generally the total lymphocyte count would increase or stay generally the same. Read more »

seroconversion and level of CD4/CD8

As I know normal proportions of lymph. CD4/CD8 is more then 2 to 1. After HIV infection lymph. CD8... Read more »

Minimum level of CD4 for Anti-viral Treatment Start

1. What is the CD4 level, that one needs to have before starting Anti-viral drug treatment?2. I'm... 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

...at the University of Southern California . Here, my work is looking at the association between early T-cell activation and CD4+ depletion among HIV and HCV [hepatitis C virus] coinfected women who are not on HAART. 1 Initially, we looked at... Read more »
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Elite Controllers May Experience Higher Immune Activation Levels Than Other HIV-Infected Patients, Spurring Concerns of CD4+ Decline

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Austin, Texas, Company Raises $14 Million to Market Device to Monitor HIV/AIDS Patients' CD4+ T-Cell Levels

...has raised $14 million in a first round of fundraising to bring to market a new technology that monitors HIV/AIDS patients' CD4+ T cell levels, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The device, which is expected to be about the size of a... Read more »
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Adding IL-2 to Potent Anti-HIV Drugs Increases CD4+ T-Cell Counts Without Raising HIV Levels

...antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, has found that combining the immune-based therapy with potent antiretrovirals markedly boosts CD4+ T-cell counts without increasing the amount of HIV in the blood. Results of the multicenter study are reported in... Read more »
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just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...is my first post. I am a newly poz from Hong Kong, I got tested back in October. I got my first lab results yesterday and my CD4 is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was probably... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 Replies
...I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any possible secondary infections Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...negative/non reactive/undetectable. In June of this year, one of the physicians I was working with ordered - at my urging - a CD4 test because I thought that would give me the peace of mind I needed. Well it didn't. It came back 414 (37%) in... Read more »