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What Is Cd4 Complex

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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. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in the last six months) but my CD4 count has fallen a bit rapidly from 470 to 371 to 324 over this time period. However, my CD4 percentage count has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

CD4, CD4% and Copies: when should i start the treatment ?

On 03/19/08 these were my numbers: CD4 580, CD% 32, Copies 8160. On 12/15/08 these are my numbers: CD4 684, CD% 31 and Copies 1628. I am not on meds yet. I was happy because my CD4 increase and my copies are relatively low but when i was reading all...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I think that you're over-interpreting your labs. A 1% change in CD4% is probably not significant. I'd interpret your two lab tests and conclude that there has been little significant change in your CD4 levels and... Read more »

CD4 count or CD4%

Hi Doc,My CD4 during the last year have been around 700-896 cels/m and my highest VL has been 2500 Copies/ml, and my Last VL was undetectable, Im not stil into ATRVs. But my CD4% are 14,9%. Do you think I should start my meds if my CD4% get close...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Marcos from Venezuela.The ultimate decision on when to begin antiretroviral treatment is up to you. As an HIV specialist and clinical immunologist, I can advise that it makes good sense immunologically to begin treatment as soon as you know... Read more »

Falling Base CD4 Count / Rising CD4 %

My viral load has been undetectable (<50 copies / ml.) for the past eight months. And, while my CD4% has steadily increased (currently at 54% up from a low of 30%), my base CD4 count has been steadily decreasing from a high of 1100 to now just...
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
Remember that the normal range of CD4 counts in people without HIV infection is 500-1500 and 30-50%. Thus, you are bouncing around in the normal range and not below it. Since you are not at any risk for developing HIV associated infections or... Read more »
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Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

% Cd4

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cual es el % de CD4 de una persoan infectada en su primer ao de exposicion? gracias!! Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Una persona infectada por vih , al cabo de un ao de infeccion en cuanto se situan sus valores de cd4 en porcentaje?
Estan estos por debajo del 40%
entre el 30 y el 40%
Por dbajo del 30%? Read more »

cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
cd4 helper 1254 -57%
cd8 suppressor 517-23.5%
cd4/cd8 ratio 2.43
wbc 10.7 h
platelet 425 h
mono neg
checking for reativation of ebv because my herpe virus is so high but no outbreaks. would your cd4/cd8 ratio be high with hiv or low? if you don't mind me... Read more »