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T-cell Levels And Hiv

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Recently diagnosed HIV and T-Cell LGLL

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ and having T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia. My LGLL levels are manageable right now and I will be monitored for those. I have started taking Atripla for the HIV. My doctors in Boston think that it is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any cases where T-cell leukemia was felt to be directly due to HIV infection (as opposed to HTLV-1 infection which can cause T-cell leukemia) though Read more »

can aids cause extremity pain my t cells are under 120 viral load over 100,000

my t-cells are under 120/viral load over 100,000 i'm experiencing severe extremity pain... Read more »

A friend of mine is down to non-detectable levels; T-cells are still low. Why?

I am very concerned about my best friend. He tested positive for HIV in November of 2008; he was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Adding IL-2 to Potent Anti-HIV Drugs Increases CD4+ T-Cell Counts Without Raising HIV Levels

...therapy. NIAID began trials of IL-2 in HIV-infected patients in 1983. Originally called T-cell growth factor, IL-2 is produced by T cells and has potent effects on the maturation and proliferation of several immune system cells, including T... Read more »
The Body PRO

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...2003;17(3):1881-1888. Deeks SG, Kitchen CM, Liu L, et al. Immune activation set point during early HIV infection predicts subsequent CD4+ T cell changes independent of viral load . Blood . August 15, 2004;104(4): 942-947. Wilson CM,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Austin, Texas, Company Raises $14 Million to Market Device to Monitor HIV/AIDS Patients' CD4+ T-Cell Levels

...raised $14 million in a first round of fundraising to bring to market a new technology that monitors HIV/AIDS patients' CD4+ T cell levels, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The device, which is expected to be about the size of a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Says Meditation Slows AIDS Progression

...treatment for HIV disease, alongside medications," said Creswell. The study, "Mindfulness Meditation Training Effects on CD4+ T Lymphocytes in HIV-1 Infected Adults: A Small Randomized Controlled Trial," was published in the journal Brain,... Read more »
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Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
...Looking for some insight....I was diagnosed a month ago after finding out that my girlfriend tested positive for HIV. The way we found out is because we are expecting a child. It came as a huge surprise to both of us because we are both... Read more »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are like one big family. My numbers are a little scary to me, so I can... Read more »

Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms of HIV infection and six had severe immune deficiency when HAART began. HIV levels were below 50 copies/mL and CD4 T cell counts were within the normal range when the children were switched to maintenance therapy. All of the subjects... Read more »