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What Foods Boost Cd4 Count

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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. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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What foods can i eat 2 boost my CD4 count...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I wish I had the answer to that!No studies have been done measuring CD4 counts with the ingestion of different types of food.Nelson... Read more »

boosting CD4 count naturally

I tested positive recently. How can I increase/boost my CD4 count naturally? CD4 count was 480 ...
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 normal range for CD4 count in people without HIV infection is 500-1500. We usually don't know what people's CD4 count was before HIV infection. So it is conceivable that your CD4 count was at the low normal range, and therefore you are... Read more »


I have been hiv+ for 5yrs have not been on meds and have had a cd4 count of over 1200 which has slowly dropped to 850 and a viral load of 142 this last 2 months. Can I do anything to boost my cd4 count?...
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
I suspect this is not a real or significant decline since they are both in the normal range (500-1500) and your viral load is so low. I would check the CD4 percent, which is a more stable number over time. I a bet it has not changed significantly (a... Read more »

study suggests DMG boosts CD4 count

Hi Experts,This isn't really a question, more something I wanted to share with those who are living with HIV. I recently found this website the use of DMG in HIV/AIDS. I have used DMG for a few...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Here you go..The website's data is terribly old without any updated information. While I don't doubt your claim of benefit, the CD4 count data and HIV benefit should be viewed with skepticism, given the lack of confirmatory and follow up... Read more »
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How do you boost your CD4?

Posted by cm82391, 2 Replies
Diet and exercise seem to be the most common thing to think of (what a no brainer)

But what are some things you guys do that seem to work? Read more »

Low CD4 Counts - What Now?

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 7 Replies
My CD4 count has dropped to about 467. My VL is 2210 (no worries). What are some things that I can do to bring my CD4 count back up to 800-1,000? Suggestions are much appreciated. Does diet affect this, sleep, etc. Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes and just keep taking my meds, will... Read more »

Increasing CD4 count

Posted by notinterested, 4 Replies
Hello everyone,
I usually come on here and offer support and advice, and now I'm looking for some. I got my labs back and for the second time in a row by CD4 dropped. I've chosen not to know the number but from pestering my partner and getting hints,... Read more »