What Happens If You Have No More Cd4 Cells
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,When it comes to monitoring HIV disease, it's important to look for long-term trends rather than worry about transient swings, especially in absolute CD4 counts. Absolute CD4 counts are calculated from the absolute lymphocyte counts. The... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYou still have CD4 cells in your body and circulating around even though the result says zero. That just means there are too few to count in the blood test. However, it also means that a person is at significant risk of developing opportunistic... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineAs long as your viral load remains undetectable and you continue to take your HIV meds you will not be developing resistance to these meds. Another number to watch is the CD4 percent, which is a more stable number over time, as the CD4 count can... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDear Jackie - thanks for replying to my post. I wanted to respond so I could answer some of your questions.
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Posted by prana, 2 RepliesBreathing 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesOh my I just got cd4 count at 8--down from a whopping 35 last year--freaked out my ID Doc who didn't even look at cd8 or resistance or any of that because if you're at 8 it isn't too great!
He decided to Difllucan me again on a permanent basis. He... Read more »
Posted by danni, 3 Repliesi am terrified, i just learned that i have mac. my viral load is 87,000, my cd-4; only 14. my doc. did start meds for me, but i can't get past the fear that it's too late. with my blood counts, is mac, a sure death sentence? i appreciate any... Read more »
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