Life Expectancy With Low Cd4 Counts

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I was diagnosed with hiv in 2005. My viral load was over 100,000 and my cd4 count only 27. I had contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized for over two weeks. Since then, I have had no opportunistic infections, but my cd4 count bounces between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine available that I know of that applies directly to your situation. I would expect that, despite your many symptoms, your life expectancy would still be measured in decade(s) as long as you remain on effective therapy and receive good general... Read more »

CD4 count and treatment, finesteride and life expectancy

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Dear Dr. I have an CD4 count of 750 and my PVL is 103 what do u suggest and how much of time do i... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV/AIDS & Life Expectancy

...and my viral load has usually been low. How long can I expect to live? I recently read an article that claimed an HIVer's life expectancy is about 24 years after infection. Is this true? Do I really only have 10 more years to live? My aunt... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...allele are at risk of having reduced corpus callosum volume, which means atrophy of the corpus callosum if they have low nadir CD4 counts. The clinical implication would be, as many other studies have found, you'd want to start treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

...pediatric ward in Lusaka, 56 children with severe malnutrition and with or without HIV infection were recruited for measurement of CD4 counts on admission, on discharge, and at final nutritional recovery. The children with severe malnutrition... Read more »
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