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No Symptoms But Low Cd4 Count

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Symptoms of a low CD4 count

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2006. My doctor was happy with my CD4 count at the time & did not prescribe any medication. 3 weeks ago i was diagnosed with singles & after testing my CD4 count has dropped to 113. a.) What was the reason for the...
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. You don't indicate what your HIV viral load level is. But assuming some detectable level, the higher the viral load the more likely and more rapid the decline in CD4 cells.b. Symptoms like shingles and other opportunistic infections would be... Read more »

What are the symptoms of a low CD4 count?

I was diagnosed with HIV in feb. 2005. I know i got it from my boyfriend at the time in Nov. ... Read more »

No Symptoms/Low CD4 Count at Beginning of Tx./Why?

I "was" a healthy 27 year old man, dx last week with HIV..CD4 276 & Viral Load 13,000. Infection... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...cause serious illness ordeath. The number of CD4 cells you have gives a picture of the health of yourimmune system. A normal CD4 cell count is about 500-1,500 cells per cubicmillimeter of blood (a cubic millimeter is a very small amount, about... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2

...by an infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. Patients who use IL-2 have large increases in their CD4 cell counts. IL-2 is called an immune modulator. Interleukin-2 has been approved by the FDA to treat some types of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment Interruptions

...interruptions (STIs), or structured intermittent therapy (SIT). During most treatment breaks, the viral load climbs very quickly and CD4 cell counts drop. Some people get the same symptoms as if they were newly infected with HIV. Fact Sheet 103 ... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any... Read more »
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CD4 Count

Posted by T_BOOGIE
...How lond does it take for hiv to effect your cd4 count? Will it show right away if you are having symptoms? Is 11 weeks to early to get tested? Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 500, which means there is already damage done to my immune system?! My question was: If medical document all relate low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect... Read more »

Newly diagnosed, but CD4 counts is only 60!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...learned that I was positive. Last week had my first HIV doctor appointment and did some blood works. Today I found out that my CD4 count is only 60. So by definition, I'm an AIDS patient already. My doctor had me start HAART right away, today!... Read more »