What Happens If You Have No More Cd4 Cells

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CD4 Cell Tests

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Falling CD4 cells and symptoms

What are the most common symptoms during a rapid fall of CD4 cells?
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
Depends on where the CD4 count was when you started and how rapid or far the fall is. If your CD4 count is in the normal range (500-1500) and decreases within that range, then likely nothing will happen. If you are below that range, then depending... Read more »

CD4 cells are slowly raising

HiI am HIV+ about 4 years now. I am now 29 years old. I never smoked, don't drink alcohol, i don't drink coffees.for 2 years my CD4 tests were about 460 to 680 cells and my viral load those 2 years were about 10000 to 30000. That period my doctor...
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 average CD4 count increase after starting HIV treatment is about 150 cells. So you are where one would expect the count. You may still see your count continue to increase slowly. The good news is that you are getting to a point where you are out... Read more »

Low CB4 or (CD4) Cells

My partner was diagnosed with AIDS. He had not been tested prior to. His cell count was at 3 in November and now at 12 but he is healthy and active. Can you explain this for me? His doctor and a case worker did not understand.
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...fortunate. But, the time to tempt fate has passed and he needs to improve his odds for staying active and healthy by improving his CD4 cell count with medications that can control his HIV.DW Read more »

Low CD4 cells with undetectable viral loads

Dr. DAARI happen to be reading one of your forums on strategies of treatment. You mentioned what to do when you have a patient with an undetectable viral load but low CD4 CELLS. My question is what to do, I am in a facility where we se about 300 HIV...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...do our clients. You raise several very good points. First of all, you are absolutely right that we do measure the number of CD4 cells and not their function. In fact, there is every reason to believe that those with undetectable viral loads do... 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 Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

...women who were eligible for treatment. It is important to emphasize the point here that these are eligible women -- women with a CD4 cell count less than 250 -- so we referred them to this service that had become available. We followed these... Read more »
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Ever Upward: "When to Start" Debate Turns to CD4+ Cell Count of 500

...North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD)] and examined patients who were enrolled at the same CD4 cell count level above 500 between 1996 and 2006. 1 Nine thousand one hundred fifty-five patients were... Read more »
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High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin May Reduce Latent HIV Reservoir in Resting CD4+ Cells, Study Suggests

...plasma virus actually came from the resting pool was based on comparable magnitudes of decrease and increase in the resting CD4 cells -- and also on similar sequencing? Magnus Gisslén: Not exactly. The level of virus in the reservoir at... Read more »