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What Does Cd4 Stand For

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what does CD4 stand ?

What does CD4 stand for and why is it important to have a CD4 count above 200?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
When people refer to "CD4" they are usually talking about the lymphocytes, a type of immune blood cell in the body, that are infected by HIV and decline during the course of infection by this virus. The number of CD4 lymphocytes in the... Read more »


Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to... Read more »
Project Inform

Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

A poster at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC presented data from the US HOPS study (1994-2006) that showed HAART and preventive therapies have greatly reduced and stabilized the rates of AIDS-defining opportunistic conditions... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

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

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »

HIV News & Views: Body Positivity; HIV's CD4-Killing Instinct Unveiled; Living Queer, Speaking Geek; and More

HIV News & Views, June 20, 2013 - June 20, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: A Brazilian Lesson in... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system.... Read more »
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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 »

CD-4 lab work back

Posted by shannon, 5 Replies
Well, we were feeling all rosy over here, but this morning we got David's Cd-4 count and it is 242. That's much lower than we had sort of psyched ourselves up for and the folks at the clinic are going to hook him up with meds as soon as they can... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 count each time you do a test. Also the body will generally feel better. You... Read more »

One Year has passed, but where do i stand??

Posted by Brandon86, 2 Replies
Hello to alll.

im 25. mixed race. was diagnosed march 7th,2011. started with a 57 cd4, and now im at 38cd4 with a 1900 vload. i havent started meds, only been on mepron/azithromiycn since oct off/on.. i w as going to start meds in dec. i cannot... Read more »