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What Is Cd4 T Cell

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cd4 and t-cells

hiim 30 years old and im hiv+ and hep c+. i just would like someone to explain in simple words, how to understand what is and how i read my cd4 count and all that stuff. i just wanted a symple explanation if its possible.i hope u understand my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When you have HIV infection, you want your virus to be at low levels and your T cells to be high. The T cells we concentrate on are the CD4+ T cells which protect you against infection. Hepatitis C can cause liver Read more »

Can dextramphetamine lower my CD4 T-cell count

My psychiatrist prescribed 5 mg of dextroamphetamine twice per day for depression and fatigue. ... Read more »

cd4 t cell decline

when the t4 count is less than twenty what should yu expect and is there a process? Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

...Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are Read more »
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Relationship of Immunological Markers to CD4+ T Cells and HIV RNA at Baseline in Naive Patients

... Relationship of Immunological Markers and Thymic Index to CD4+ T Cells and HIV RNA at Baseline in Treatment Naive HIV-Infected Patients (ThPeB7177) Authored by M. Nokta, M. Pu, J. Spritzler, B. Gross, Read more »
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Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts

... Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts (LbOr09) Authored by C. Lange, H. Valdez, K. Medvik, R. Asaad, M. Wild, R. Kalayjian, M. Lederman View the... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Abstracts: In Patients on Prolonged HAART, a Significant Pool of HIV-Infected CD4 T Cells Are HIV-Specific

... Objective: To examine the antigen specificities of HIV reservoir CD4 T cells in patients on prolonged and effective highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Design: Five HIV-infected patients, who Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Can You Order a CD4 Test on Your Own?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I know that a person can order an HIV test such as an Elisa, Western Blot, or PCR test on their own, but can a CD4 (T cell level) test be ordered? Read more »

CBC Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I understand CBC blood tests are not the way to diagnose HIV, but what does your WBC do in acute infection? Does it go up or down? Read more »

Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...long-term virological and immunological control is possible. The researchers suggest that the progressive increase in cytotoxic T lymphocyte response seen in some patients may be from an increased frequency of blips or continuous viral... Read more »