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Sudden Drop In CD4 Count

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sudden drop in CD4 count

I am worried about decline CD4. From 830 in Feb to 370 in June.Percentage slightly lower: from 36% last time to 33%.Started taking Atripla one and a half year ago.Viral load undetactable last time. Still waiting for vl results.Take medicine always...
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
...That reduction in CD4 count seems out of proportion to an insignificant CD4% decline. It is likely not to be clinically significant in the long term, given Read more »

Sudden drop in CD4 count

I have been HIV positive and on Atripla since August 2009 and have blood work done every 3 months. ... Read more »

Sudden drop CD4 count

...to repeat the test. So, is it possible to have a sudden drop in CD4 count like that in 6 months?... Read more »
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FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...with all the CD4 cells we will ever have? Will a flu vaccination affect my CD4 count? Can you explain "viral load" and "CD4 cell count," and detail how they are measured? Why do CD4 counts rise after their initial decline? My doc says... Read more »
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 »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...allele are at risk of having reduced corpus callosum volume, which means atrophy of the corpus callosum if they have low nadir CD4 counts. The clinical implication would be, as many other studies have found, you'd want to start treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...cause serious illness ordeath. The number of CD4 cells you have gives a picture of the health of yourimmune system. A normal CD4 cell count is about 500-1,500 cells per cubicmillimeter of blood (a cubic millimeter is a very small amount, about... Read more »
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my CD4 counts dropped. is this normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been infected for just 8 months and have been on meds. My CD4 counts rose to 416 and i am undetectable in viral load. My question is, last week, my CD4 counts dropped to 386. Is this normal? do 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 »

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 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 »