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Low viral load and low cd4

A: Response from Dr. Cohen Will do. In reverse order - long term nonprogressor is a phrase used to describe a few percent of those who have HIV infection but have very low viral loads AND no evidence of any damage to the immune system despite the presence of HIV. And no illnesses that we can find as a result of HIV infection for over a decade. And it is this group that has taught us about the capacity of the immune system to potentially control HIV, and encourages us to find ways to help others do the same. Since it appears that we can tolerate relatively low levels of HIV replication for quite a while. However, some have the situation you describe - despite a low viral load, there is also a low cd4 count. It is less clear how this is the case...


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Drastic change in cd4 count

A: Response from Dr. Wohl I generally try to not be too impressed or concerned about a single lab result. Instead, it is the trend that I look to. cd4 cell counts are variable just as blood pressure and temperature are. Mother nature does not keep things constant. A more stable measure of the cd4 cell quantity is the cd4 percent. This is the proportion of your white blood cells that are cd4 cells. If you have a lot of white cells one day, you may have more cd4 cells but they may still be around...


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What Are Normal cd4 counts In An HIV Negative Case?

A: A healthy persons cd4 should be between 500-1500 cells per cubic mm. Since there is no HIV there should be no change in cd4 counts related to this. A normal cd4 count, or T-cell count, for an HIV-negative person is 500 to 1,500 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. HIV Negative people can have from 450 to 1100 cd4 cells, besides you cannot increase them at will. Enjoy your health and be grateful of what you have. Find peace in the joy of your health. HIV Negative people can have anywhere from 450 to 1100

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What Are Normal cd4 counts In An HIV Negative Case?

A: A healthy persons cd4 should be between 500-1500 cells per cubic mm. Since there is no HIV there should be no change in cd4 counts related to this. A normal cd4 count, or T-cell count, for an HIV-negative person is 500 to 1,500 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. HIV Negative people can have from 450 to 1100 cd4 cells, besides you cannot increase them at will. Enjoy your health and be grateful of what you have. Find peace in the joy of your health. HIV Negative people can have anywhere from 450 to 1100

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cd4 units (absolute vs. %)

A: Response from Dr. Young Thanks for your post. cd4 absolute counts are typically reported in cells per uL (microliter). Since there are 1000 microliters per milliliter (mL), a count of ''333'' cells/uL is equivalent to 333,000 cells per milliliter. cd4% is a different way of reporting the quantity of cd4 cells. The value is unitless, and refers to the percentage of lymphocytes (CD3+ cells) that are cd4 positive. Knowing this percentage and the total amount of lymphocytes allows for the calculation of the total (or...


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Does a high White Blood cells Show there is no HIV ?

A: No. Because, White Blood cells (WBC) are always there in your body to prevent from any desease, and there''s no connection between WBC volume and HIV. HIV infects your blood''s nucleous, and WBC''s are atcually unaware of HIV. if you suspect HIV/AIDS and you took a blood test, there is a window period ( a period of time where the virus is in the body but hasnt produced enough damage to be detected), its about 6 months. the test should be repeted after this window period, if there is still doubts, its should be repeated after a year. symptoms of the disease wont show till after 2 to 10 years after infection. AND does anyone remember MAGIC JOHNSON? he''s HIV + and he''s still infectious, but his blood test dont show a decreased white blood

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High cd4 counts Asplenic - Worried

A: Response from Dr. Wohl Patients without a spleen have higher cd4 cell counts. This is well documented and is likely due to the concentration of cd4 cells in the normal spleen. No spleen and these cells continue to circulate in the blood. So, your absolute cd4 number of 1000+ is a bit misleading. Your cd4 percent, however, remains fairly accurate even without a spleen. A cd4% of 30+ is generally normal. Therefore, your cd4% is a bit low. However, this is not a basement level cd4 and above the threshold one would expect...


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Slow cd4 count increase

A: Response from Dr. Pierone Let''s start with the mouth ulcers and pain between your stomach and chest. Some people get heartburn or gastrointestinal reflux (GERD) to the point that they can get ulceration of the esophagus and even ulcerations in the mouth if the stomach acid gets that high. This can sometimes occur at night when one is lying flat. Or these could be separate problems; mouth ulcers can sometimes be due to a herpes infection or non-specific viral cause. You should discuss these issues with your doctor so that they can be evaluated thoroughly. The rate of cd4 cell count increase after the viral load becomes undetectable varies considerably. It may just take longer in your case, but you should expect the...


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Can cd4 count bounce back

A: Response from Dr. Wohl In the US most docs consider starting HIV therapy when the cd4 cell count reaches 350 OR when there are signs of HIV disease such as thrush or recurrent infections. The data are clear that starting before the cd4 cell count reaches 200 is best. Some studies suggest that initiating treatment even earlier has advantages. As we get more convenient potent HIV meds, I feel, it will be harder and harder to withold them until a person reaches the AIDS threshold. Therapy does work and can get your counts higher. I have seen limited cd4 cell increases...


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My cd4 count

A: Response from Dr. Wohl Deep breaths, friend. Deep breaths. There are some more data that can help me understand your situation. If you cd4 cell count was less around 50 when you started HIV medications, it can be difficult to achieve a count in the hundreds despite a low viral load. This does not mean you are not able to enjoy the benefits of HIV therapy. A low viral load all by itself can help you remain healthy. In addition, your cd4 cell count may rise over time. How long have you been on therapy? I have seen slow increases over months to years in people starting with very low counts. Your...


 
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