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What Will Lower My Cd4

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Lower WBC, Undetectable, Lowering CD4

Hello Doctor, I get my labs taken every three months, I've been on Atripla for about a year and have been undetectable ever since. My CD4 count has been steadily dropping since I began Atripla, along with my percentages. It's gone from 500...
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
The drop in CD4 count is the result of your total WBC decreasing, and could certainly be related to having an acute infection. Given that your HIV viral load remains undetectable, I believe that your decreased CD4 count is temporary.... 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 »

Doc's Lower CD4

Dear Doc, in one of your answers you mentioned "your CD4 is higher than mine"! Why this... Read more »

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

Until the mid-1990s in the U.S., packing on a few extra pounds seemed like a good thing: It helped protect a person against the dangers of wasting and HIV's destructive effects on the immune system. But today, for people on potent HIV treatment,... Read more »
Project Inform

Stopping PCP Prevention Is Possible at Lower CD4s

In September 2010, study results from the European COHERE study were published showing that some people could stop taking preventive treatment for PCP ( Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia) provided that their viral loads were under control by a potent... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Older Age When Starting Antiretrovirals Lowers Chance of Good CD4 Gain

Starting antiretroviral therapy at an older age loweredchances of gaining at least 100 CD4 cells in thefirst 2 years of treatment, according to results of a largeUS-Canadian study. 1 The impact of age on CD4 gainsheld true regardless of whether... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 (T-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 Are CD4... 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 answers either. I would love to discuss this issue... 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?
I do know my VL more than doubled in a week, so I can probably assume it has done the same in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there a way to get your CD4 level tested without going through your family doctor?

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

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . 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... Read more »