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What Will Lower My Cd4

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Can other type of infections can lower CD4 count?

I am infected with HIV for some time now,i am under medication and my CD4 count was always over 500.I recently got an urinary tract infection,and at the blood test results my CD4 count was 287, CD3-502 ,CD8-213 .It was an aggressive infection with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, almost any infection can cause a temporary decline in CD4 counts (and rise in HIV plasma viral load as well). I see no cause for alarm, but I would repeat your CD4 count in three months.Dr. Read more »

lower CD4

I started Atripla 9 months ago with a CD4 of 511, vl 47500, CD4% 29 and CD8 .8.My December results... Read more »

Can Syphilis infection lower CD4?

HiRecently my CD4 dropped from 426 to 241 in just 3 months. Can a syphilis infection do this? If... Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. We performed a study entitled, "Obesity Among HIV-Infected Persons: Impact of Weight on CD4 Cell Counts," which was recently presented at the IDSA meeting [47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society... Read more »
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 Read more »
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Ever Upward: "When to Start" Debate Turns to CD4+ Cell Count of 500

...Mari Kitahata, M.D. As you know, recently updated U.S. guidelines recommend treating all asymptomatic patients with a CD4 count less than 350. In a previous study, we examined patients who had either initiated or deferred HAART at a CD4... Read more »
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Elite Controllers May Experience Higher Immune Activation Levels Than Other HIV-Infected Patients, Spurring Concerns of CD4+ Decline

...[University of California, San Francisco]. My paper is "Relationship Between HIV-Specific Immune Response, T-Cell Activation, and CD4+ T-Cell Depletion in HIV-Infected Patients with Undetectable Plasma HIV RNA Levels in the Absence of Therapy." ... Read more »
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Lower CD4s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My viral load has been undetectable for a couple of years but my CD4s have been on a steady decline (now at 199). My doc is not sure what is happening and the Experts on The Body don't seem to have Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

Probabyl not the right forum, VL vs. cd4 count?

Posted by BeerMe30
...Initially I had a cd4 of 139 and a VL that went up from 4000 to 10k. I s that normal to have low numbers for both or is does that depend on the person? Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 Read more »