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Lymphocytes Cd4 Normal Range

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CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? Ongoing Monitoring "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of...
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normal range of cd4 and tb prevention

dear doctor, i searched many articles to know normal range of cd4 count. most of them state it is between 500-1200. so for a hiv+ individual is it ok to have a cd count around 450-550? because it lies almost at the lower normal range. with such cd4...
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
A CD4 count of 450-550 is sufficient to protect against serious opportunistic infections. However, the infections you list, although would not necessarily be considered the serious OIs I am speaking about (MAC infection, CMV, toxoplasmosis, etc),... Read more »

What is CD4 percentage normal range?

My doctor says that CD4 percentage is a more reliable figure than a CD4 count. Yet HIV decisions seem based on CD4 counts rather than percentage.For example, a person begins treatment below 350, Bactrim is given for OIs when below 200 etc.So what is...
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
35-50%.... Read more »

Absolute CD4 count down while CD4% up. (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%)

Hello Dr. Bob,You are wonderful and doing very important job :) . I have never seen such a Doctor who has an excellent sense of humor and plays the piano. Btw, I play the cello :) . Now my question. My time of infection is between 2006 02 and 2006...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cello-Guy,I strongly disagree with the advice your doctor gave you regarding absolute CD4 counts versus CD4%! I reviewed this topic in detail recently in this forum. Consequently, rather than retyping the same information, I will instead... Read more »

Complicated case ( Neutropenia & CD3 and CD4 isn't in the normal range ) Please help

Dear Doc David ,Please answer me this time as your opinion means a lot to me and i need to weak up from this bad dream.I am male , 29 years , from Middle East.I had unprotected vaginal sex with sex worker 3 months ago and i don't know her HIV...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I think your HIV tests are correct and you are not infected. Most people seroconvert from HIV negative to positive within 12 weeks after infection. The rest do so by 24 weeks. Older antibody tests were less sensitive and back then there was no HIV... Read more »
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CD4 Counts????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When I started meds, my cd4 count was 348. Is that in the bad range?
Since I started meds, it went up to 358. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Uhoh,

On a previous post you said you had low cd4 counts yet have tested negative to hiv (I think you must be well beyond the window period?). I am still freaking about my low cd4 counts - I wish I had never had my CD4 count done! I have tested... Read more »

my CD4 counts dropped. is this normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been infected for just 8 months and have been on meds. My CD4 counts rose to 416 and i am undetectable in viral load. My question is, last week, my CD4 counts dropped to 386. Is this normal? do they fluctuate? I'm worried that my meds are... 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 »