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Symptoms Of A Low Cd4 Count

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Symptoms of a low CD4 count

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2006. My doctor was happy with my CD4 count at the time & did not prescribe any medication. 3 weeks ago i was diagnosed with singles & after testing my CD4 count has dropped to 113. a.) What was the reason for...
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. You don't indicate what your HIV viral load level is. But assuming some detectable level, the higher the viral load the more likely and more rapid the decline in CD4 cells.b. Symptoms like shingles and other opportunistic infections would be... Read more »

No Symptoms/Low CD4 Count at Beginning of Tx./Why?

I "was" a healthy 27 year old man, dx last week with HIV..CD4 276 & Viral Load... Read more »

What are the symptoms of a low CD4 count?

I was diagnosed with HIV in feb. 2005. I know i got it from my boyfriend at the time in Nov.... Read more »
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Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... 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 »

To all those repeatedly neg but low cd4 (like me)

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Joel,

I've seen an expert at the the body talk about this, (Mark H.). What the hell is it. Is it just another name for an undectable strain of HIV? This is what he refers to people who keep testing negative on all sorts of test, but yet have... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »