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Resting Cd4 T Cell

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High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin May Reduce Latent HIV Reservoir in Resting CD4+ Cells, Study Suggests

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

CD4 T Cells Specific for Different Pathogens Vary in Susceptibility to HIV Infection

When it comes to susceptibility to HIV infection, not all CD4 T cells are created equal. There are a variety of factors that have been shown to influence how readily HIV gains entry and replicates, with the best-described distinction being between... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CD4 Count/CD4 percent - What's the difference?

I recently submitted a question related to an undetectable (less than 400) PCR viral load without taking any medication. You asked if my white blood cells were ok. Well I can compare two blood tests one from June and one a year ago. Well except for...
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
There seems to be a fair amount of variability in these numbers. In clinically stable patients over a few month period, you wouldn't expect to see more than a 1-2% difference in CD4%, and <50 CD4 absolute number change. If those numbers are... Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig zag up and down to a manageable number not requiring meds, until now. My previous numbers, 60 days ago, were 374/29%/376,000 (CD4,CD4%,VL). I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is a personal decision. Current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when the absolute CD4 count falls into the 350 range. Your counts have been in that range for a while now. Personally I... Read more »

Difference between CD4 and Percentage (CD4 count versus CD4%, 2011) (LACK OF CD4 RESPONSE DESPITE TREATMENT, 2011)

Could someone explain what exactly is the correlation between CD4 cells and percentage. I know what CD4 are but what does percentage mean. Also, I have been undetectable for 1 year now, my percentage has gone from 3 to 8 but cd4 rose to 320 from 130...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.This gets a bit confusing, but let me try to sort this out for you. A CD4 count is not a direct cell count of CD4 cells in your blood. Rather, it's a calculation based on the total white blood cell count and the proportion of those white... Read more »

CD4 counts vs CD4 percentage (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2008)

Dr. Frascino, I am a little new to dealing with HIV. I was diagnosed about 9 months ago. I was wondering what the CD4 percentage was. Because my CD4 count had changed from 510 to 409 in a three month period but the CD4 percentage had risen by 1%....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey College Guy,I'll reprint below some information about absolute CD4 cell counts and CD4%. The CD4% is the more accurate test, as it is less susceptible to variations related to concurrent phenomena (diurnal variation, other infections, etc.)... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes and just keep taking my meds, will... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 count each time you do a test. Also the body will generally feel better. You... Read more »

Newly diagnosed, but CD4 counts is only 60!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been unwell since this spring. After a series of lymph nodes problem, I went to have myself tested. Three weeks ago I learned that I was positive. Last week had my first HIV doctor appointment and did some blood works. Today I found out that... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »