Starting Treatment With Very Low Cd4
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello Michael and thanks for 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... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 CountsMy name is Kalpana Kallianpur and I'm from the University of Hawaii, the Clinical AIDS Research Group there. My coauthors on this project are Aaron McMurtray, Victor Valcour, Bruce Shiramizu and Cecilia Shikuma. This work was an offshoot of a larger... Read more »
Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study FindsThere's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this study summary, Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses the results of a... Read more »
No Difference in AIDS-Free Survival in Children Starting ART With a CD4% Between 15%-24% Compared to Deferring Until Less Than 15% in the PREDICT TrialInformation to guide initiation of treatment in children older than one year of age is scarce. Results from the PREDICT trial -- presented as late breakers at both IAS 2011 and the preceding pediatric workshop -- found that deferring ART until CD4... Read more »
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Posted by alive2, 1 Replynow that people are being told to start medication at a higher cd 4 number does this pose a bit of apprehencion? will the first prescribed medications last longer? is it a ploy by big pharmacutical companies?
to me i worry when the cdc or reports... Read more »
Posted by LoveofMyLife, 2 RepliesHi everyone. I'm negative. My bf has been positive for 21 years. He has been non-compliant with his meds off and on over the years. This week, we found out that his CD4 is 65 and VL is 80,000. His doc (an HIV Specialist) is doing the resistance... Read more »
Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 ReplyHi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »
Posted by poliwog, 5 RepliesI 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 and... Read more »
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