What Does Cd4 Stand For

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Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

Starting Treatment

Hi Doc, My CD4 is standing at 271 and my Viral load at 92356. The last four months my CD4 was 343.... Read more »

How can the CD4 cells be boosted?

My 60 year old mother recently had a CD4 count which stands at 102. She is on ARVs and she is not... Read more »
Project Inform

Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

...period, MAC and AIDS-defining malignancies continued to decline while the rates of most other ADOCs had stabilized. However, what stands out is that average CD4 counts at a KS diagnosis increased over the three periods at 38, 107 and 143 cells.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...thymus is a small gland that turns certain white blood cells into CD4cells, also called t-cells. In fact, the "t" in t-cell stands for thymus.Scientists have studied transplanting a human or animal thymus into an HIV+person. They have also tried... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...infections. See Fact Sheet 124 for more information on CD4 cells. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is MAC. This stands for Mycobacterium avium complex. See Fact Sheet 514 for more information on MAC. People who have a CD4 cell... Read more »
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
...We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that our body is doing great, and we are very far from a point of... Read more »

whats ur story...

Posted by will_live2, 3 Replies
...i got diagnosed wit hiv on Nov 10th 2010 and cd4 787 and VL 874.. no meds and still standing.... whats ur story... Read more »

positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 4 Replies
A confirmed hiv+ couple never had ARV. They only took a specific combination of food items for 4 months and became undetected/negative. If the status of them remain undetected/negative even after 2.5 years without any drug.............Is it a hope?... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
...lungs not into stomach. Do not hurry. Do it slowly. Rest whenever needed (in any pranayam).Can be done in sitting position, standing or lying in bed(if bed-bound).Keep tissues handy, as a lot of mucous from lungs will be coming through the... Read more »