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Viral Load Low And Cd4 Low

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Low Viral load and Low CD4

My Viral load is non detectable and my CD4 is very low 77. Someone told me that this can't be and that my viral load should be much higher because of my low CD4. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With such limited information it's difficult for me to comment specifically. In general it is true that in untreated HIV disease as the CD4 count plummets the HIV plasma viral load often increases. I don't know if you are on... Read more »

Low Viral Load low CD4

I am a widower, got infected in 1999, was diagnosed HIV+ in Sep 2004 and have commenced treatment.... Read more »

Low viral load, but low CD4 and calcium channel blockers

Hi,My doctor has just got back my labs and is a bit baffled but my low viral load, 500 copies. But... Read more »
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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
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Low CD4s, Not Viral Load, Increase Risk of Non-AIDS Diseases for Those Off Treatment

The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports that individuals with untreated HIV and a CD4 count below 350 have more than twice the risk of developing serious non-AIDS diseases as those with levels over 500. Researchers studied a... Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this study summary, Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses the results of a... Read more »
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Any HIV Viral Load Reduction Can Improve CD4 Count for Individuals With Multi-Class Resistance, Study Finds

Viral load reduction, no matter how small, can have immunological benefits for people living with HIV who have experienced triple-class treatment failure, according to a recent study from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological... Read more »
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MAC. & low cd-4

Posted by danni, 3 Replies
i am terrified, i just learned that i have mac. my viral load is 87,000, my cd-4; only 14. my doc. did start meds for me, but i can't get past the fear that it's too late. with my blood counts, is mac, a sure death sentence? i appreciate any... Read more »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 5 Replies
I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any possible secondary infections and... Read more »

Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »