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Level Of Cd4

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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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 goes up over the CD4. Is it happen only after seroconversion or this process is independent from seroconversion and antibodies?Thank you very much....
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
Not sure what you are asking here. The reversal of the ratio occurs with HIV infection. The change in t cells is independent of antibody production. Looking for a change in t cell numbers or this ratio, would not be appropriate to rule out HIV... 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 practicing safe sex, but though I can do other jobs, I'm becoming sexually impontent. The only 'medication' I'm taking are...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The current DHHS guidelines recommend starting antiretroviral therapy in an asymptomatic patient when the CD4+ cell count is between 200 and 350 cells/mm3 or the viral load is greater than 55,000 copies/mL (PCR). Of course, as the guidelines... Read more »

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 »

Very low level of cd4 : 138

HelloI live in Turkey,36 years old. I have learnt two weeks ago that I am HIV + and today I got my viral load and cd4 test results. During this 2 weeks period i researched the internet to learn as much as I can. My results seem very bad.I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from Turkey.Yes, you're correct. With a CD4 count below 200, you have a level of immune function that meets the definition of AIDS. As such, you are at risk for developing AIDS complications and infections (it... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there a way to get your CD4 level tested without going through your family doctor?

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CD4 percentages

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just had one question concerning the cd4 level. In a healthy, non-infected individual, does the cd 4 percentage change, or is that supposed to remain constant? I have heard that it is supposed to remain constant?
Also, if i was infected say 31... Read more »

CD4 and Pregnancy

Posted by Michelle25, 2 Replies
HI everyone, i am new on here i was diagnosed Jan 2013 with HIV. I want to make an informed decision around getting pregnant.

Im wondering if any of you ladies can help me out with information. At what level should my CD4 be at before getting... Read more »

just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
Hi all,

This 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... Read more »