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What Is A Cd4 Marker

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Absolute CD4 vs. Percentage CD4 as Marker for Treatment

Dr. Wohl,I have really enjoyed how clear and concise your answers are, and how sensitively and respectfully you present them. Your coining of the term "lemonAIDS" gave me the chuckle I've needed all day.Here's my concern. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hi-Thanks for your comments. If I understand you correctly, your CD4 cell count has dropped from 420 to 198 over 3 months but your CD4% has remained about the same. If so, then I agree with your clinician and would not initiate HIV therapy just... Read more »

CD-4 count a marker???

respected sir,i had a patient in the OPD who came with a complaint of chronic non healing ulcer... Read more »

CD3, CD4,CD8 and CD4%

How do I calculate CD4% given CD3, CD4 and CD8 counts. ... Read more »
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Preguntas Frecuentes Acerca de los Conteos CD4

Preguntas Generales | Preguntas de Personas Bajo Tratamiento Preguntas Generales ¿Cuál es la importancia de los CD3 y CD4 y CD8 en los exámenes de laboratorio? ¿Es normal que los CD4 aumenten lentamente? Sin tratamiento, mis CD4 han... Read more »
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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
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CD4 Nadir Not a Predictor of Pneumonia After Starting HIV Treatment, Study Finds

A HIV-infected person's CD4 nadir prior to treatment initiation does not affect his or her risk of developing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a study presented at ID-Week 2012. Instead, prior CAP and AIDS-defining illness were... Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... 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 »

Use of cd4/cd8

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
dropping by this bulletin-board, I see there is a lot of use and abuse of t-cell subsets among worried wells. To put things in perspective - cd4/cd8-ratios were used as a surrogate marker of HIV-infection among blood donors at a US hospital... Read more »

treatment starting at higher cd4

Posted by alive2, 1 Reply
now that people are being told to start medication at a higher cd 4 number does this pose a bit of apprehencion? will the first prescribed medications last longer? is it a ploy by big pharmacutical companies?
to me i worry when the cdc or reports... Read more »

To Jackie Blue - Re CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Jackie - thanks for replying to my post. I wanted to respond so I could answer some of your questions.

Firstly - how do I know it is not cancer - I don't - all i know is that exactly 20 days after an unprotected sexual exposure I came down with... Read more »