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What Foods Are Good To Keep My Cd4 Cells Healthy

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects 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 AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs), which can cause serious illness ordeath. The...
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Relation between CD4 count and Viral load

Dear Doctors,Thanks a lot for all your answers. You really dont know how much you are helping for people like me who are living in the remote areas of the world.I just want to know the relation between CD4 count and viral load . i guess if the CD4...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...your question.The viral load is the amount of virus in the liquid portion of a drop of blood. The CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells also in a drop of blood. The CD4 cells are infected by HIV and their numbers can drop over time due to HIV... Read more »

Food i can eat to increase CD4

Hi Nelson, my CD4 has dropped from 350 to 232 but viral load is undetectable.Is there food i can eat to try to increase it or any vitamins i can take? please advise. thanks Cha
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...CD4 cells fluctuate sometimes with no apparent reason while HIV viral load is still controlled. Some other times, their decrease may indicate Read more »

what kind of foods should i eat to help arv improve my cd4 count

i found out in july that i am positive and am also 30 weeks pregnant. My cd4 count was 268 but after a week it had dropped to 236. Help me what can i eat to improve my cd4 count because a am already on arv, to help mother to child infection. what...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...your doctor about options to control it that are friendly to the fetus.There are no specific foods that one can eat to improve CD4 cells. However, it is important to provide the body with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts,... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people with weakened immune systems can develop MAC disease. Up to 50% of people with AIDS may develop MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with more than 100 CD4 cells. How Do I Know if I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...very low CD4 cell counts (below 50) take clarithromycin to prevent 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that produce... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia , which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. People who have a CD4 cell count of less than 200 may develop PCP. Health care providers sometimes use a combination of trimethoprim (see... Read more »
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Question from someone recently tested positive

Posted by cam65, 1 Reply
...say hello to the HIV community and making sure that I'm being pro-active, I also have a question. QUESTION How fast should my CD4 cell count be falling. Soon after diagnosis it was over 900. Within three months it fell to about 630. Being... Read more »

a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »

When to Worry?

Posted by JAGuar, 3 Replies
I am 25 yrs old, living in Los Angeles, diagnosed May 20th. Have since gotten two CD4's of 630. My question is, when should I be worried about a sniffle, a weight change, or anything really. It is hard not to freak out about anything that might... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »