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Thrush In Hiv Normal T-cell

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...WBCs that produce antibodies and keep the immune system working. They make up 10-45% of your WBCs. There are two main types: B cells and T cells, and they fight infection in different ways. CD4+ cells -- a type of T cell -- are cells that HIV uses to infect and/or destroy. You may have heard the term "CD4+ count" or "T cell count." This refers to a kind of T cell that controls the activity of other immune cells. (See Lymphocyte Subsets for...
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Night sweats/thrush with normal T cell levels

Dr. Henry,I saw the question about night sweats, with a high T cell count.I also have occasional night sweats and plenty of other symptoms, despite a high T cell count. But other aspects of my immune system are not good - B cells and natural killer...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Our understanding of the human immune system lags behind our understanding of HIV. Your raise several good questions for which I have no easy answer. Qualitative assays of the immune systems are used much. Read more »

T-cells

I just found out that my brother may have aids. He has been ill for quite some time. He was losing weight rapidly and couldn't keep anything down. His doctor told him that he had thrush and his t-cell count was 85. Is this serious? Are cd4 and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your brother has HIV infection, a CD4 count (aka "T-cell") of 85 means that he has very profound immune deficiency and AIDS. Normal CD4 counts are minimally 350 or above, persons with CD4 counts below 200 are considered to have AIDS. BY Read more »

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my brother has been diagnosed with aids.how long does a person usually live ,after being very sick.?he is being treated for the pcp disease and the yeast infection in mouth and down his throat and his one test came back below 200,,they gave him a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...system will improve and he will again be able to fight off infections, such as those he has now. If he responds to treatment, his T cell count returns to a normal level and he takes his medications regularly, you have every reason to hope that he... Read more »

Thrush,million plus viral load, Tcell 4 ??

My brother has all - is there any hope?? Or will only comfort care be appropriate?? What would be a normal course of action from his doctors? Signed, a loving sister and last surviving relative. THANK YOU!!
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You don't say whether your brother is receiving combination therapy for HIV, but even people with high viral loads and low T cells have benefitted from HIV treatment. The best thing you can do is to urge your brother and his doctors to... Read more »
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Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis after stopping CMV maintenance therapy in AIDS patients with sustained elevations in CD4 T cells in response to highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis 1998;177:1182-7. 420. Torriani FJ, Freeman WR,... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...(Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

From AZT to ZDV, a Glossary for People With HIV

...purposes, such as draining the bladder. CDC: see " Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ." CD8 Cell: A subtype of T lymphocytes that has traditionally been seen as a "suppressor" cell, one that shuts off the immune system when an... Read more »
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My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...simple answer to this, but I want to know how long he has if he doesn't seek treatment. And even if he does, considering his t-cell count is below 200, he's got opportunistic infections and his lifestyle includes both crack and alcohol... Read more »

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 Read more »

Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
...throat isn't sore and I was surprised. I went online to google.com to search and found out that kids get this and people with AIDS. This isn't able to be affected by antibiotic at all times cause it hides or something like that. I called my... Read more »

Sexual encounter has me worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...weeks. Oh yeah, I also had this white coating at the back of my tongue at ten days following my encouter. I thought it was thrush. I finally got the courage to see a doctor and he said he didnt think it was thrush in my mouth rather a... Read more »