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Low T cells and Low CD4

My boyfriend was diagnosed last year with HIV, at the time his VL=80 and CD4 = 260. I am wondering why his CD4 was so low yet his VL was also low. I thought by the time you get to cd4-260 the VL would be in the thousands. Can you explain this. After...
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
...can't really explain that, but we do see this on occasion. Stopping HIV meds would be a bad idea, as he would likely lose the CD4 cells that he recovered with HIV treatment, and if his CD4 count dips below 200, he is at great risk of developing... Read more »


I have been + for 10 years. My initial VL was 300,000 and T's was 79. My initial therapy was... Read more »

cd4/t4 cells?

Is cd4/t4 cells the same as white blood cells.If your white blood cells count is 2800,is that a... Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

...83 participants in the placebo group, viral loads increased by 10,000 to 20,000 viral particles per milliliter of blood and CD4 cells decreased by about 30 cells per microliter in the same time period, the study found. Forty-one participants were... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...count checked about every three to sixmonths -- or as often as your health care provider recommends. You will need morefrequent CD4 cell tests if your count is low or falling, or if you are startingor changing treatment. Many factors can... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
... IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients By Deborah Mitchell TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 500, which means there is already damage done to my immune system?! My question was: If medical document all relate low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect... Read more »

medication, thinking to stop taking it:

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
What would happen if i decide to stop taking my medication that i am on, Combovir & Sustiva? Would i get really sick & the disease would progrest to the point that i would die? Thanks. Read more »