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Viral Load Down Does That Mean Higher T Cells

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Low viral load but decreased t cells. What does it mean?

My tcells were 39 in October 2008 and viral load was 310,000. On January of 2009 and since then being on Atripla, my viral load was 74 and tcells cd4 267. As of May 2009 my viral load was 51 and tcells cd4 249 so as you can see both viral load and...
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
This is likely not a significant CD4 count decrease. Another number to follow is the CD4 percent which is a more stable number over time. I suspect it has not decreased significantly. Overall, you have had a great response. You still have some risk... Read more »

Low T-cells but also Low Viral Load

Hello,I was diagnosed a year ago with T-cells at 629 and a viral load of 26,000. I changed labs... Read more »

T-cells down but viral load unchanged

Over the past six months my t-cells have dropped from about 300 to 150, but my viral load has... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine , the Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

...published in the denialist journal Reappraising AIDS , authors Christine Johnson and Paul Philpott demonstrate their scorn for viral load measurements in the title of their discussion, "Viral Load of Crap." Focusing on the 1995 Ho and Shaw ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Racial/Ethnic Difference in CD4T Cell Count and Viral Load at Presentation for Medical Care and in Follow-up After HIV-1 Infection

...between January 1996 and July 2001. The clinic database was queried for patient demographics, probable HIV transmission route, CD4 T cell counts, HIV-1-RNA measurements and the presence or absence of AIDS-defining opportunistic disease. Of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Viral Load Is Not Reliable Indicator for CD4+ T Cell Counts, Study Says

... Measuring HIV viral loads in the blood of people living with the virus is not a reliable indicator to predict CD4+ T cell counts of HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Sept. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Read more »
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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 and get my count every Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or 350 t-cells? as i wait Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rate of CD4 T-cell decline in untreated HIV infection. JAMA 296(12):1498-506, 2006 === New Study Questions Reliability of T Cell Counts Finds HIV Negatives with AIDS Defining Numbers Following the news that viral load is not an accurate method... 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 »