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What Is The Normal Level Of Cd4 Cells

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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What
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Viral load test

my husband is + and I am -. his cd4 is 800 and viral load is 40. what is the result mean? Thank you vey much and God bless you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.These labs indicate that your husband has a normal level of CD4 cells and hence, essentially normal immune function and extremely low risk of AIDS complications. He also has a very low (?undetecable) Read more »

universial hiv test

my results are Lymphocytes 2841 CELLS/UL cd4 absolute 987 CELLS/UL CD4 35 N YOU TELL ME WHAT THESE RESULTS INDICATE PLEASE.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...These values are measures of your CD4 cell level-- both are entirely normal. CD4 cells are an important component of your immune system and are the cells that are attacked by HIV.Having normal CD4 counts is a good Read more »

Immune function

Dr. Holodniy, Besides T cell and IgG subsets, what other tests are there to determine the strength of one's immune system...ability to fight off viruses and bacteria? Could low IgG (or a low level of other non-CD4 immune cells)cause a virus such as...
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
T lymphocytes are the predominant cell type the body uses to fight and contain these viral infections. B cells produce antibodies and are a secondary containment system. For awhile, HIV infection often results in more antibodies in general being... Read more »

Blood levels and HIV

I am 5mnths pregnant and I recently tested positive to HIV.This was after all the other tests for STD's as well as pap smear were done and were clean. My percentage for white blood cells was normal as well as well as red blood cells.Does HIV have...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the most important measure is the CD4 lymphocyte count and viral load.Being pregnant should not be a reason to avoid doing a CD4 cell count or viral load. In particular, you should be counseled by an expert in the field regarding starting... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incomplete Peripheral CD4+ Cell Count Restoration in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment

... In most HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral therapy can fully restore a normal CD4+ cell count of more than 500 cells/mm 3 . However, the researchers note, it is not clear whether all patients can achieve Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and isunable to fight off germs. At this point, you are at risk of gettinginfections, called... Read more »
The Body PRO

Poster Session 12311: Indinavir in Combination with Zidovudine (ZDV) and Lamuvidine (3TC) in Treatment-Naïve Patients with >500 CD4 Cells/mm 3

...198 patients with early HIV infection. Early infection was defined in the study as HIV levels greater than 1,000 copies/mL, CD4 cell counts of at least 500 cells/mm 3 , no previous treatment with an antiretroviral and no history of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

... What Is Immune Restoration? How Can the Immune System Be Restored? Are New CD4 Cells as Good as Old? What Is Immune Restoration? Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system by Read more »
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Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...hivnational web site and had a pcr dna test done at 10 and 28 days, both negative. They said it was conclusive and get back to my normal life. My doctor said the same thing and told me to get back to having sex with my wife so I dont lose her.... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect the CD4 cells count? In other words - does a person's CD4 cells count react to any kind of virus infection? If so, is my test... Read more »