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Where Is Cd4 Located

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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 cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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Gp120 and CD4

How is gp120 able to locate the CD4 receptors located on cells, and by what process?...
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
There is no homing mechanism. It is more about the number of receptors on cells and the billions of viral particles in blood that make it more a mass action phenomenon.... Read more »

Swing in CD4 / Load

I am not taking meds. Infection was May 2005. I recently had CD4 and viral load done at two different labs at an overseas location (Bangkok) within one week of each other (after disappointing results of first, I went for a second at a more major...
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
Those two sets of labs (both viral load and CD4 count) are essentially the same. Given the CD4 count, you have an AIDS diagnosis. You should absolutely be on meds ASAP.... Read more »

low VL and low cd4

Was neg using a "home test" in April 05, tested pos on a life ins. exam Dec 05. All other labs ok, I am 55, no medical problems in good health. My CD4 was 400 told it was normal(lower limits of the lab 410 which seems low, most labs lower...
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
There is no indication given your current numbers that HIV treatment is indicated in the near future. You need a few more points on the line to know where you are going. It can't necessarily be predicted from one or two sets of numbers.... Read more »

What does CD in CD 4 mean?

We have recently had an HIV awareness campaign at my place of employment and the facilitator could not tell me what the meaning of CD is. Could you please explain....
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
CD means Cluster Differentiation of antigens. CD thus refers to the different receptors on a cell surface that make it a distinct type of cell.... Read more »
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Infects and CD4

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question I am not sure this is the best place to ask it but I can not think of anywhere else.

My question is people with HIV get different infections, some of them not very nice at all, But I was just wondering do you only get these... Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
In October '09, I became sick. I was stubborn and didn't start seeing a doctor until December. The doctor at the Student Health Center tried treating the multiple infections he found. I was also severely anemic. Since I am a veteran, he... Read more »

Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »