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What Does Cd4 Cell Mean

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CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What
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T-cell (cd4) 40.1% means what?

Dear Dr,I just took a T-cell(cd4) count test. The result is 40.1%.I don't understand what this mean. I know that, the normalT-cell count should between 500 to 1,500 per cubic millimeter. could you tell me that my result (40.1%) means how much cells...
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
...40% represents a normal percentage of CD4 cells. In other words, 40% of the lymphocytes counted are CD4 lymphocytes, and 60% are other kinds of lymphocytes like CD8 cells.MH Read more »

CD4 cells are slowly raising

HiI am HIV+ about 4 years now. I am now 29 years old. I never smoked, don't drink alcohol, i don't drink coffees.for 2 years my CD4 tests were about 460 to 680 cells and my viral load those 2 years were about 10000 to 30000. That period my doctor...
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
The average CD4 count increase after starting HIV treatment is about 150 cells. So you are where one would expect the count. You may still see your count continue to increase slowly. The good news is that you are getting to a point where you are out... Read more »

Stress lowered my CD 4 cells?

Dear Doc. BobIts Giordi, I hope You remember my terror and fear (still I have) First off all I wish You are pretty well and in a very good shape.I undertook another blood examination, which came: (CD4+CD3+ =35/); (CD8+CD3+ =48) (CD3+ TOTAL= 84)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buon Giorno Giordi!Benvenuto di nuovo al foro!Congratulations on your most recent laboratory results. Your CD4+ cells increased significantly form 413 to 635! That's excellent! Your viral load stayed about the same - 45,000 to 35,000. That is not a... Read more »

CD3+CD4+cells?? part2

Viral load in 1999 was 24000 now its 60000. I have not been on any antiretrovirals just some herbs and antibacterials/antifungals. Question is regarding my previous topic, am i getting better or worse steadily?? I have a declined T4/T8 ratio but an...
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
...cells are all t cells and some other lymphocytes, which include CD4 (helper) and CD8 (suppressor) cells. So some labs express CD4 cells as CD3+CD4+ cells. Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and isunable to fight off germs. At this point, you are at risk of gettinginfections, called... Read more »
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CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... 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 their CD4+ cell count,... Read more »
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Poster Session 12311: Indinavir in Combination with Zidovudine (ZDV) and Lamuvidine (3TC) in Treatment-Naïve Patients with >500 CD4 Cells/mm 3

...198 patients with early HIV infection. Early infection was defined in the study as HIV levels greater than 1,000 copies/mL, CD4 cell counts of at least 500 cells/mm 3 , no previous treatment with an antiretroviral and no history of... Read more »
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Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect the CD4 cells count? In other words - does a person's CD4 cells count react to any kind of virus infection? If so, is my test... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
...or 7.5 MIU twice a day for 5 days every 8 weeks, for a minimum of 3 cycles. IL-2 was then to be given as needed to maintain CD4 cells." Dr. Abrams concluded that "subcutaneous recombinant IL-2 given in intermittent cycles has no impact on HIV... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »