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When Do Cd4 Cells Start Decreasing

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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
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Falling CD4 cells and symptoms

What are the most common symptoms during a rapid fall of CD4 cells?
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
Depends on where the CD4 count was when you started and how rapid or far the fall is. If your CD4 count is in the normal range (500-1500) and decreases within that range, then likely nothing will happen. If you are below that range, then depending... Read more »

Undetectable viral load and CD4 cell count still falling

I wrote to you guys about a month ago about this problem. I have had an undetectable viral load for a few years now and a good CD4 cell count. But since August of last year my CD4 cell count has been rapidly declining even though I have an...
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
What is/are the changes in CD4% over time? Also, what is the total white blood cell count (WBC), and total lymphocyte count at all these time points? Finally, what other medications or supplements (other than HIV meds are you taking)? Read more »

CD-4 Cells 329

Hello im from SwitzerlandMy wife was tested Positiv to HIV. We suppose that she have be infected nearly 10 years ago. I'm not infected.Yesterday we got the first results regarding the cd4 count. Her cd4 count is 329. The Doctor told us that we don't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A CD4 count > 200 is above the AIDS level. A normal CD4 count can be highly variable but is generally > 500 so a level of 329 would be considered intermediate level of damage. In the US we generally begin treatment if a patient has symptoms or has... Read more »

KS, Chemotherapy and CD4-Cells; How much of a hit will my CD4 cells take if I start chemotherapy?

I was recently told I have KS and am awaiting confirmation by biopsy. My cd4 count is about 200 and I have HEP B working on my liver. The first words out of the dr's mouth was chemo but I question that because of my cd4 count. I have not pressed...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...relatively non-toxic to the body since they home in on KS cells. They tend not to cause hair loss, neuropathies, suppression of CD4 cells, and so on. The liposome is a delivery system which allows the chemotherapy to be brought to the tumor. ... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood Read more »
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 normalization of their CD4+ cell count,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

In general, treatment guidelines for HCV-HIV co-infection encourage the initiation of HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too... Read more »
The Body PRO

Ever Upward: "When to Start" Debate Turns to CD4+ Cell Count of 500

...North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD)] and examined patients who were enrolled at the same CD4 cell count level above 500 between 1996 and 2006. 1 Nine thousand one hundred fifty-five patients were... Read more »
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Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 500, which means there is already damage done to my immune system?! My question was: If medical document all relate low CD4 cell counts to HIV/AIDS, what could my low count mean? Other than HIV infection, do all viruse infection affect... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous
... IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients By Deborah Mitchell TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 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 »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are like one big family. My numbers are a little scary to me, so I can... Read more »