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High CD4% & very low CD4 count

This morning I got my CD4 results back, am very suprised and even feeling sick suddenly, My C4% was 27 in May CD4 count 308, I asked for a few months to be strict with my diet from my doctor, now CD4 count 20 and CD4% 33,6 is this normal. I am...
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
Something must have happened with the assay. It would be unlikely for your absolute count to go from 308 to 20 in that time and yet have the percent increase by 6%. I think it just needs to be repeated.... Read more »

High CD4% yet average or low CD4 count?

Hiya-When I was diagnosed poz six years ago, I had a CD4 at 250 but CD4% at 32. Since then,... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
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Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction, the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV should... 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 »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

My name is Kalpana Kallianpur and I'm from the University of Hawaii, the Clinical AIDS Research Group there. My coauthors on this project are Aaron McMurtray, Victor Valcour, Bruce Shiramizu and Cecilia Shikuma. This work was an offshoot of a larger... 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 »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
I tested poz fairly recently, and got my first CD4/Viral Load test back.

The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down... Read more »