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Shortness Of Breath And Low Cd4 Count

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Low CD4 Count, Heavy Breathing

Hi Doctor,My friend was recently diagnosed with HIV last month. We just got his CD4 count back and it was of 216. He just started meds this week. First question...will his CD4 Count drop to AIDS diagnosis (CD4<200) during his initial startng of...
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
...Although a few people might get a slight decline in CD4 count after starting treatment, this would be unusual. Most will have an increase. Unlikely he would be at any greater risk for OIs. Read more »

CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »

CD4 COUNT IS LESS THAN 4 & VERY HIGH VIRAL LOAD

I WANT TO KNOW IS THERE ANY MEDICINE FOR A PATIENT WHOSE CD4 COUNT IS LESS THAN 4 & WHO IS... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Can Be Deadly Even Before CD4 Counts Fall, Researchers Say

...further evidence that ART should begin earlier, rather than delaying it until the immune system has deteriorated significantly. A CD4 count of 200 cells/microliter or lower increases the chance of infections and AIDS-related illnesses. Yet in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...be life threatening. However, histoplasmosis is not a common disease in HIV-positive people. Symptoms: Fever Fatigue Shortness of breath Cough Weight loss Diagnosis: Confirmation of the organism in sample of blood, sputum, or... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...if they wanted to¬†... So this is investigational normally? This is investigational, yes. Our goal was to study how nadir CD4 count and corpus callosum volume and neurocognitive impairment are related to each other in older HIV-positive... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 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 Read more »