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White Blood Cells And Cd4

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hiv and interferon

my cd4 was 915 and when i took interferon from 4months i found my cd4 436.what the reason and what can i do iam very afread.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause bone marrow suppression which can result in anemia and decreased white blood cell counts . The CD4 cell is a white blood cell. CD4 counts often will drop will taking interferon but usually rebound back when Read more »

CD4 vs. T4

I have a question. I had unprotected sex, but tested negative at 4 months and 6 months. Since my... Read more »

Is CD4 and T4 the same thing?

Hello Dr. Bob. I was curious about something. Is the white blood cell CD4 and the Thyroid hormone... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two... Read more »
AIDSinfo

The HIV Life Cycle

...other cells. Terms Used in This Fact Sheet CD4 receptor: A protein present on the outside of infection- fighting white blood cells. CD4 receptors allow HIV to bind to and enter cells. Co-receptor: In addition to binding a CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...focus on improving the function of various parts of theimmune system: Thymus The thymus is a small gland that turns certain white blood cells into CD4cells, also called t-cells. In fact, the "t" in t-cell stands for thymus.Scientists have... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...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... Read more »
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AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cytomegalovirus, thrush, kaposi sacroma...would a CBC or unine anaylsis indicate something wrong with you? If you had a very very low CD4 count, would a CBC indicate that something was wrong? 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 Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the... Read more »

Recently Diagnosed needs help and advice

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...for medical medical support I dont care. I want to live!!! Things work very slow in this part of the world... to ge to my CD4 and virus load count I have to wait 2 weeks more!!! This waiting thing is killing me!!! Should I ask my doctor for... Read more »