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What Is Aids Cd4 Count

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Once you have AIDS by CD4 count-Do you Always have AIDS?

I can't get a straight answer. I hope you can help. I was diagnosed positive in 2004. The doc I had then believed that not starting meds was the best thing to do because of getting medication resistance too early. Between 2004 and 2009,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. If you had a CD4 count below 200 (and percent less than 15), you had an AIDS diagnosis. By definition, once you have an AIDS diagnosis, you always carry that diagnosis, even after your CD4 count (and... Read more »

after AIDS diagnosis, can my CD4 count go up with meds?

Specifically about AIDS: is my cd4 count still reversible when diagnosed if i keep up with my... Read more »

AIDS patient - CD4 count going down

Hi,My Father is an AIDS patient - he got diagnosed 3 years ago and was put on the following therapy... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

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

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiating Anti-HIV Therapy at High CD4 Count Increases AIDS-Free Survival

Starting combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the threshold of 500 CD4 cells/microliter, rather than at 350 or lower, significantly reduces HIV patients' risk of progressing to AIDS, a new study shows. US recommendations indicate treatment... 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 cells are an important part of your immune system.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazil Expanding National HIV Treatment Program to Include Patients With Higher CD4 Cell Counts

Brazil is expanding its national HIV/AIDS treatment program to include about 35,000 additional people, the Associated Press/ Seattle Times reports. "Ronaldo Hallal of the [health] ministry's Sexually Transmitted Disease Department said people with... Read more »
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Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »

Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »

CD4 Count

Posted by T_BOOGIE
How lond does it take for hiv to effect your cd4 count? Will it show right away if you are having symptoms? Is 11 weeks to early to get tested? Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
thanks to you alll, who took the trouble to reply. I will take one more test, with a diferent doctor - if it is still negative, than I guess i will need to go to a physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this... Read more »