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Weight Gain, Low T Cell Count

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energy boosters and memory gain

hello i been positive since Dec 20, 2000 and less than a year ago my viral load was 186,000 and t-cell where 189. today i am undetectable and viral load at 700 after starting Atripla. with this came alot of wait gain i went from 179 to as much as...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...could be caused by Atripla. All HIV medications can cause fat gain when people start them, specially if starting at lower CD4 cell counts. The average weight gain is 15-20% in some cases, but yours is above that. Your doctor may think you have... Read more »

Weight Gaining

I have been HIV positive for 2 years and recently my t-cell count started to dropped tremendously.... Read more »

want to gain weight

I have been positive since 1998, I've been on meds since then. First I was on Sustiva and the last... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

...HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too low there is a risk that life-threatening infections could develop. Researchers in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

... In most HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral therapy can fully restore a normal CD4+ cell count of more than 500 cells/mm 3 . However, the researchers note, it is not clear whether all patients can achieve normalization of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...follow-up period. Each type of malignancy was analyzed separately, using Poisson regression to test 78 models. "Current CD4 cell count was the only factor predictive of Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer and liver cancer," the team reported,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Interleukin-2

...infection. IL-2 makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. Patients who use IL-2 have large increases in their CD4 cell counts. IL-2 is called an immune modulator. Interleukin-2 has been approved by the FDA to treat some types of... Read more »
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Problematic Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Well, I feel odd speaking of the subject, but I have an increasing problem with my weight since going on the cocktail. My VL is 10K and TCells are 480, but my weight keeps going up. Is has become such a problem that my Dr is now increasing my... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex and I am unaware if he... 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 and get Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low or... Read more »