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What Is The Normal T-cell Count

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Normal T cell count

I am 52 and started a reginmen of sustiva and truvada approx.15 months ago. I have been HIV for at least ten years. I started my medicine becasue my T cell count fell below 250.My T cell count today is 595 and my viral load is non detectable. Good...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin).While there's a slow decline in CD4 counts as we all age, you CD4 count at 595 is entirely normal, even for a 18 year old. More good news, no?Best of health to you. BY Read more »

high viral load normal t cell count

Hi,I just found out that I am hiv+ back in April, 2006. I had my first set of lab results to come... Read more »

ARS with normal white blood cell counts?

Dear Doctor,It is so widespread that HIV is associated with low white blood cells and low... 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 »
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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 normalization of Read more »
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FAQs About CD4 (T-Cell) Count From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...all the CD4 cells we will ever have? Will a flu vaccination affect my CD4 count? Can you explain "viral load" and "CD4 cell count," and detail how they are measured? Why do CD4 counts rise after their initial decline? My doc says I... Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

...meaning that they are not eligible for treatment. In the government program and the current recommendations, women with high CD4 cell counts do not necessarily receive treatment. The transmission among the infants of these women was very... 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 Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having an HIV... Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low or... Read more »

WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »