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Follow up question on Sudden Drop in CD4 Count

Dear Dr HolodniyThis is a follow up to the question I asked recently involving my nephew's sudden drop in CD4 count. In your response you wondered if there was also a significant drop in CD4 %. The results were as follows: In April CD4 count=...
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
A 2% drop would not account for that decrease. But a 2% drop would not be considered significant.... Read more »

Sudden drop in CD4 Count

Hello. I was diagnosed HIV+ in Fall of 2005. My CD4 count in July 2006 was 702/VL = 12,000, in... Read more »

sudden drop in CD4 count

I am worried about decline CD4. From 830 in Feb to 370 in June.Percentage slightly lower: from 36%... Read more »
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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

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No Increase in Heart Attacks Among HIV-Infected People With High CD4+ Cell Counts

Myles Helfand The risk of a heart attack in a person with HIV whose CD4+ cell count has never dropped below 500 cells/mm 3 is similar to the risk for an HIV-uninfected person, according to the results of a major U.S. study published online last... 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 they fluctuate? I'm worried that my meds are... Read more »

How long before CD 4 drops

Posted by goloka, 2 Replies
If you are recently infected, how long before your CD 4 is droped and WBC and CD 8 is up and ratio is inverted ?

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Increasing CD4 count

Posted by notinterested, 4 Replies
Hello everyone,
I usually come on here and offer support and advice, and now I'm looking for some. I got my labs back and for the second time in a row by CD4 dropped. I've chosen not to know the number but from pestering my partner and getting hints,... Read more »

Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »