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Starting Treatment With Very Low Cd4

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Hi BenI recently found this study that suggests starting treatment at lower CD4 counts causes a MUCH greater risk of treatment failure. I started at around 80 T cells, with a boosted protease regimin, and have been undetectable for a year with no...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your post.The study that you've cited is one from our HOPS study colleagues- this study doesn't conclude that persons with low CD4s are more likely to have treatment failure, rather, it says that if someone experiences treatment failure, the... Read more »

Low CD4 count when starting treatment

Recently diagnosed in May 2009 as part of routine bloodwork. CD4 count of only 78 and VL of... Read more »

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AIDS InfoNet

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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 »
The Body PRO

Ever Upward: "When to Start" Debate Turns to CD4+ Cell Count of 500

...Mari Kitahata, M.D. As you know, recently updated U.S. guidelines recommend treating all asymptomatic patients with a CD4 count less than 350. In a previous study, we examined patients who had either initiated or deferred HAART at a CD4... Read more »
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 Replies
...I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any possible secondary infections 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 »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply 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 »

What to do.......?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Hi. I have just been diagnosed this week with poor labs - cd4 count - 57, viral load 800,000+. I will commence with Truvada+Sustiva and switch to Atripla as soon as it is approved in England. Read more »