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Low Cd4 Count Low Viral Loads

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Why low cd4 count and low viral load?

I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with AIDS. His cd4 count was 9 and his viral load was 24,000. Why are both of these numbers low? I would think that if his cd4 count was so low that he would have a high viral load. He was hospitalized for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello,Yours is a common misconception. Any HIV viral load is typically enough to result in CD4 count reductions, HIV disease and complications. The point that you allude to is that persons with higher viral loads tend to have disease progression... Read more »

RE:Why low cd4 count and low viral load?

If he was diagnosed with AIDS with a cd4 count of 9 and a viral load of 24,000. Could that mean... Read more »

low viral load and low CD4 count

I have full suppression of the virus but my CD4 count has gone from 274 to 172. Should I change my... Read more »
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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4s, Not Viral Load, Increase Risk of Non-AIDS Diseases for Those Off Treatment

The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports that individuals with untreated HIV and a CD4 count below 350 have more than twice the risk of developing serious non-AIDS diseases as those with levels over 500. Researchers studied a... Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this study summary, Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses the results of a... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

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

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »
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Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »

MAC. & low cd-4

Posted by danni, 3 Replies
i am terrified, i just learned that i have mac. my viral load is 87,000, my cd-4; only 14. my doc. did start meds for me, but i can't get past the fear that it's too late. with my blood counts, is mac, a sure death sentence? i appreciate any... Read more »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

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

Posted by poliwog, 5 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 and... Read more »