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What To Expect When Your Cd4 Count Is Low

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WHAT IS MY LIFE EXPECTANCY WITH LOW CD4 COUNT?

I was diagnosed with hiv in 2005. My viral load was over 100,000 and my cd4 count only 27. I had contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized for over two weeks. Since then, I have had no opportunistic infections, but my cd4 count bounces between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No really good long term data available that I know of that applies directly to your situation. I would expect that, despite your many symptoms, your life expectancy would still be measured in decade(s) as long as you remain on effective therapy... Read more »

CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »

Low Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

6/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put on... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Patients Who Have the ApoE4 Allele Are More Vulnerable to the Effects of Low CD4 Counts

...if they wanted to¬†... So this is investigational normally? This is investigational, yes. Our goal was to study how nadir CD4 count and corpus callosum volume and neurocognitive impairment are related to each other in older HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

...for continuing studies to examine the risks and benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, for patients with high CD4 cell counts," HealthDay News reports. "For this study, researchers examined data from 40,830 HIV patients, aged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Can Be Deadly Even Before CD4 Counts Fall, Researchers Say

...further evidence that ART should begin earlier, rather than delaying it until the immune system has deteriorated significantly. A CD4 count of 200 cells/microliter or lower increases the chance of infections and AIDS-related illnesses. Yet in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

...pediatric ward in Lusaka, 56 children with severe malnutrition and with or without HIV infection were recruited for measurement of CD4 counts on admission, on discharge, and at final nutritional recovery. The children with severe malnutrition... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes Read more »

CD4 Count 540, but negative?

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...physchatrist. it is just that i feel as if i have hiv. i have never felt like this before. I feel tired,depressed, weak, ill, and my CD4 count is only 540. Read more »

How much can CD4 counts varry?

Posted by RogerRoger, 1 Reply
...got my first CD4/Viral Load test back. The numbers were not looking very good - 330/3104. While the viral load was low, the CD4 count was low also. My doctor was concerned, and told me to get another CD4 count down asap and see him in 3 weeks... 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 »