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low cd4 count

iam positive and now my cd4 count is 219 and the doc advised me to start arv's. is it possible to boost my cd4 without starting medication. like use mariandina, herbs and eating a balanced diet. can these help me. i normally train for three days a...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
...No supplement has shown to increase CD4 cell counts. If I was you, I would get on HIV treatments before your CD4 cells go below 200Nelson Read more »

Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on... 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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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...count to drop, especially in these patients who have that allele. So we think that this allele is caused or associated with a low CD4 count? It looks like that here, yes. And this allele is related to a protein, ApoE4, that is responsible for... Read more »
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Trizivir Plus Efavirenz Potent for Naive Patients With Low CD4 Counts and High Viral Loads

...there was no other treatment comparison). Importantly, many persons who had the very risk factors for poor response, namely low CD4 count or extremely high viral loads, were included in the study: the average CD4 count of the participants was... 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

...these women certainly have lower viral load and high CD4 counts, so they are not immunocompromised as much as the women who have low CD4 counts. In all the studies we know about, the higher the viral load, the more likely that the woman will... Read more »
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Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

In general, treatment guidelines for HCV-HIV co-infection encourage the initiation of HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too... 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? Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
...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 asap and see him in 3 weeks... Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...sandpaper. (yeast infections, dermatitis on scalp, sweats, sticky skin) I pray for a return to good health. And why would my CD4 count be only 540 if I was hiv negative? Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »