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Naive Cd4

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Efavirenz vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV+ Treatment-Naive Subjects With CD4+ Less Than 200

Antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz (EFV) is more effective than lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-based therapy among treatment-na├»ve patients with advanced disease, a new study found. The study enrolled 189 patients with CD4+ counts of less... Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Delaying ART in Childhood Can Reduce Long-Term CD4 Count in Adulthood

The decision to start ART in children is made with guidance based on age and CD4 percentage or count. Guideline recommendations are based on observed short-term risk of morbidity and mortality. ART can be delayed in children with CD4 values above... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Undetectable Viral Load but CD4 is still decreasing, can you help? (DISCORDANT RESPONSE TO ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, 2011) (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Bob, can you help? My partner has been taking Atripla since december and for the last couple of months has had a undectable viral load, two months a go his CD4 count was 120, then since then it has been dropping and yesterday was told it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your partner is experiencing a discordant response to his antiretroviral regimen (Atripla). His virologic response is excellent, as his HIV plasma viral load is undetectable. However, his immunological response remains poor, as his CD4 count... Read more »

Nadir CD4/CD8 ratio and CD4 counts: within the norm?

Many thanks for the wonderful work you do on this forum.My CD4/CD8 ratio has been at 1 or 1.1 from the time of infection a couple of years ago...is the very low normal ratio still a sign of some - even mild - immune damage and how common is it that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I'm not really an immunologist, but from my point of view, your CD4/CD8 ratios look great. It's actually pretty unusual to see ratios in excess of 1, but over time, we do see ratios drift downward.I wouldn't... Read more »

CD Count. (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2010) (LACK OF CD4 RESPONSE DESPITE TREATMENT, 2010)

Since my last consultation 6 months ago my CD4 count has gone up 2 only points from 153 to 155.I got this new result yesturday. My last increase was almost 50 points in 6 months. How concerned should I be about such a slow and disappointing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
cells from inguinal lymph nodes were similar to those obtained in other, successfully treated patients. Thymic production of naive CD4 cells was similar to that seen in successfully treated age-matched controls. No evidence of occult drug resistance... 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 atripla and one month later I was undectable and cd4 was 255. Its been two years now of being undectable and the cd4 is not going up. The range over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
cells from inguinal lymph nodes were similar to those obtained in other, successfully treated patients. Thymic production of naive CD4 cells was similar to that seen in successfully treated age-matched controls. No evidence of occult drug resistance... Read more »
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Too naive to hope for a cure?

Posted by YellowFever, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I'm in my mid-20s and just tested poz a month ago. Been reading up on ALOT of info from thebody, TAG, aidsmap and so on (Apprarently that's how my mind copes). Sounds like our researchers are about 10-15 years away from a cure (according to... 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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cual es el % de CD4 de una persoan infectada en su primer ao de exposicion? gracias!! Read more »

cd4

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Una persona infectada por vih , al cabo de un ao de infeccion en cuanto se situan sus valores de cd4 en porcentaje?
Estan estos por debajo del 40%
entre el 30 y el 40%
Por dbajo del 30%? Read more »