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Life Expectancy With Low Cd4 Counts

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re: life expectancy after very low cd4 count from 12/4/11

Not a question, just a comment. I had a cd4 count of 4 3.5 years ago with PCP. Latest lab results came back and I have gone up to 453, shocked and elated to see that. It can and does happen especially when vl is non-detectable...
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
Fabulous response. Good to see and provides encouragement for others.... Read more »

WHAT IS MY LIFE EXPECTANCY WITH LOW CD4 COUNT?

I was diagnosed with hiv in 2005. My viral load was over 100,000 and my cd4 count only 27. I had... Read more »

what is my life expectancy with a low CD4 count?

Hi im a 49 man I was diagnosed with HIV 2 yrs ago my cd4 then was 7. I now stick to my medication... Read more »
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No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
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HIV Meds, Low Quality of Sleep and Low CD4 Count

I stood on the beach and looked out at the water and decided then and there not to let this virus control me, but rather I would control the virus. That was the moment when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and angry about being a victim. I'm... Read more »
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CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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No Increase in Heart Attacks Among HIV-Infected People With High CD4+ Cell Counts

Myles Helfand The risk of a heart attack in a person with HIV whose CD4+ cell count has never dropped below 500 cells/mm 3 is similar to the risk for an HIV-uninfected person, according to the results of a major U.S. study published online last... Read more »
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New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

improving cd4 counts

Posted by terrrrrry2003, 2 Replies
Hi There everybody travelling on the positive train. I've been + for ten years now and been on meds for 4 years and then off them again for over three now ( with doctors approval ). As we all know, the bottom line is when the doc says " I think its... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

CD4 count at 8--gained weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that because if you're at 8 it isn't too great!

He decided to Difllucan me again on a permanent basis. He... Read more »