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Small Decrease In Cd4 And VL

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VL is undetectable but my CD4s decrease

Dear Professor, I have been on Isentress + Truvada for only 8 weeks and my numbers are listed below.While I'm happy for the VL result, I'm a bit worried about my CD4s. They decrease! Actually, "lurking" on the internet, I've found out that starting...
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
...Never a good idea to lurk.... Your numbers are fabulous. There is no real significant change in those two CD4 counts and there is nothing else you need to do or add to your regimen. Read more »

CD4 decreasing, VL undetectable at 9 months on Atripla

Dear Doctor, Thank you very much for your continuous help which is much appreciated!I've started... Read more »

UD VL and Falling CD4

My doctor is stumped. I am the only patient out of thousands of a hiv specific practice with UD VL... Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...energy level so you feel less tired. Reduce stress. Enhance your sense of well-being. Help stabilize or prevent declines in CD4 cell counts. See Fact Sheet 124 for more information on CD4 cells. Increase bone strength. Decrease cholesterol and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...CD4 cells, CD4 counts usually drop as HIV disease getsworse. Taking effective combinations of HIV drugs may stop CD4 cell countdecreases and HIV disease progression. Your CD4 cell count is an important indicator of the health of your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...time before getting treatment. In fact, 30% to 40% of people with HIV develop PCP if they wait to get treatment until their CD4 cell counts are around 50. The best way to reduce cases of PCP is testing for HIV to identify cases sooner. PCP is... Read more »
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condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...was being the top and we did not realized until it was to late (we already finish the climax) I have been undetectable with CD4 on the 600 for at least 2 years. what is the risk that I had infected him? How long should we wait for him to get... Read more »

Probabyl not the right forum, VL vs. cd4 count?

Posted by BeerMe30
...Initially I had a cd4 of 139 and a VL that went up from 4000 to 10k. I s that normal to have low numbers for both or is does that depend on the person? Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
...was seeing quacks in some podunk town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a... Read more »