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Symptoms Of CD4 Count Below 200

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CD4 T cell count ???? 200 and below ,No symptoms???

Hi Dr Bob, If an individual had a CD4 T cell count below 200 would they realise?? Would their be symptoms?? Can you be symptom free with that low a CD4 T cell count?Many Thanks,DREW (Sydney ,AUS)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day, Drew.Yes, it is possible to have a CD4 count below 200 and be completely asymptomatic. Low CD4 counts in and of themselves don't cause symptoms. Rather, the low counts just make the HIVer more susceptible to opportunistic processes,... Read more »

Danger of chickenpox with CD4 count in low 200s

Hello, I have been treated for just over two years and finally have a CD4 count in the low 200s,... Read more »

CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »
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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

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Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

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Death Rates Elevated at All CD4 Counts Below 500 in Sub-Saharan Africa

A comparison of death rates between the HIV+ and HIV-negative partners in serodiscordant couples in sub-Saharan Africa has found significantly higher death rates in people with HIV with CD4 counts below 500, suggesting that expanding treatment... Read more »
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CD4 Monitoring in Resource-Limited Settings: The State of the Art at Bangkok

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CD4 under 200 but healthy without any illness

Posted by bobbob, 2 Replies
Hi,

I was diagnosed two months ago.My CD4 count dropped below 200 weeks ago. and it was 350 in September last year. I know I was infected in August 2005. I don't have any diseases yet and feel very healthy, no coughs, no fever, nothing.

Shall I start... Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Newly diagnosed, but CD4 counts is only 60!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been unwell since this spring. After a series of lymph nodes problem, I went to have myself tested. Three weeks ago I learned that I was positive. Last week had my first HIV doctor appointment and did some blood works. Today I found out that... Read more »

Finally got my CD4 back

Posted by dj1979, 6 Replies
My doctor's office finally tracked down my "missing" CD4 from when I had my labs done 5/15. As I said in another post, my viral load was undetectable for the first time. Even better news - my CD4 is up to 505 - it had fallen to 222 and I started... Read more »