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The Role Of Cd4 Count In Management Of Pregnancy

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Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had tonsilitis at the time of blood test) and my doctor has said that its not neccesary for me to take the meds yet untill my cd4 cell count drops unless however i can choose to start them now. im confused becuase most of the information i can... Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough... Read more »

To start meds or not to start meds, THAT is the question.

Hi Doc, I am recently diagnosed. My numbers have been very good my last two blood tests. CD4 of 955... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Massive Change in U.S. Treatment Guidelines

...regimens for the initial treatment of HIV infection: Atripla atazanavir-ritonavir + Truvada raltegravir + Truvada For pregnant women, the panel recommends this combination: Kaletra + Combivir, where Kaletra is dosed twice daily ... Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...and make any necessary dose adjustments. Preventive Treatment for OIs OIs are generally not a problem for people whose CD4 cell counts remain stable above 200. It is extremely rare for people living with HIV to die of AIDS when their CD4... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV JournalView: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006

...13-18, 2006 Brave, New CDC HIV Testing Recommendations Revised recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings By BM Branson, et al, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Recommendations and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

When to Start Antiretroviral Treatment: A Changing Equation

...2007, U.S. and European antiretroviral treatment guidelines were updated to recommend earlier therapy, beginning when a person's CD4 cell count falls below 350 cells/mm 3 . Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that starting treatment even... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this before. I feel tired,depressed, weak, ill, and my CD4 count is only 540. Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply my first CD4/Viral Load test back. The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down asap and see him in 3 weeks... Read more »

CD4 Count

Posted by T_BOOGIE
...How lond does it take for hiv to effect your cd4 count? Will it show right away if you are having symptoms? Is 11 weeks to early to get tested? Read more »