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What Is A Good Viral Load And T-cell Count For Someone With Hiv

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Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good response would be a viral load less than 50... Read more »

Undetectable viral load and CD4 cell count still falling

I wrote to you guys about a month ago about this problem. I have had an undetectable viral load for... Read more »

My T cell count and viral load?

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives Read more »
The Body PRO

Session 286/12204: Combination Abacavir (1592, ABC)/Amprenavir (141W94) Therapy in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Naïve Subjects with CD4+ Cell Counts >400 cells/mL and Viral Load >5000 copies/mL

...Twenty-eight patients had reached Week 24 at the time of the analysis. Twenty-five of them, or 89%, had undetectable levels of HIV ( There are concerns about the side effects of these drugs, especially one known as a 'hypersensitivity reaction'... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

...published in the denialist journal Reappraising AIDS , authors Christine Johnson and Paul Philpott demonstrate their scorn for viral load measurements in the title of their discussion, "Viral Load of Crap." Focusing on the 1995 Ho and Shaw ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Racial/Ethnic Difference in CD4T Cell Count and Viral Load at Presentation for Medical Care and in Follow-up After HIV-1 Infection

...January 1996 and July 2001. The clinic database was queried for patient demographics, probable HIV transmission route, CD4 T cell counts, HIV-1-RNA measurements and the presence or absence of AIDS-defining opportunistic disease. Of the 372... Read more »
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Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every Read more »

Viral Load: A Deception

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...copies, even when viral load is "high". Now, when you take into consideration that over 98% of the virus represented by the viral load measurement are noninfectious, another set of number emerges: 1) A viral load of 200 with a CD4 cell count of... Read more »

T-CELL COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hiv negative but still worried. I took a T-CELL count which came back as follows: TOTAL LYMPH. 2630 CD3+ 2090 - 79.4% CD4+ 1010 - 38.4% CD5+ 72.8% CD8+ 1157 - 44.0% RATIO Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I was infected in October 2003, diagnosed in December 2003, and went on Sustiva and Combivir December 30, 2003. My viral load went from an initial count of 125,000 down to 120, 2 weeks ago. Will probably be "undectable" soon. My question is,... Read more »