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In hiv/aids what is the condition when the CD4 counts goes down 200 cell and how much can human lives in hiv/aids ?

In hiv/aids what is the condition when the CD4 counts goes down 200 cell  and how much can human lives in hiv/aids ?

HIV: T cells under 200 means that your immune system is very weak and that any opportunistic infection could be life threatening. It represents the time when an HIV infection officially becomes aids. However, with effective treatment, and suppression of the virus, the t cells should recover to normal and a normal full length of life becomes possible. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What happens to the HIV when someone has a CD4 count of zero?

What happens to the HIV when someone has a CD4 count of zero?

Cd4 is the helper...: ...Cell, and is primarily targeted by hiv. Undetectable cd4's correlate with very severe immune suppression, and are likely bad news. ...Read more

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What happens to the HIV virus load when someone has a CD4 count of 0?

What happens to the HIV virus load when someone has a CD4 count of 0?

Not good things: A cd4 count of 0 means that there are no helper t lymphocytes left, a condition of profound immunodeficiency. The HIV viral load is likely to be high. The immediate danger is the inability to fight infection, even those caused by usually tame organisms like pneumocystis carinai. This stage is called aids, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and the prognosis is grave without treatment. ...Read more

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I have aids and my CD4 count dropped when it has been steadily climbing. Not sick?

I have aids and my CD4 count dropped when it has been steadily climbing. Not sick?

Need follow-up: Depends on how far they have fallen and how fast. Cd4 counts can change quickly but shouldn't fluctuate greatly if you are not ill. ...Read more

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Would a CD/4-CD/8 ratio typically invert within 4 years of being HIV positive? What would an average CD4 count be after 4 years of untreated HIV? Tx

Would a CD/4-CD/8 ratio typically invert within 4 years of being HIV positive?  What would an average CD4 count be after 4 years of untreated HIV?  Tx

Highly variable: These numbers could be almost anywhere at 4 years, from very low CD4 to entirely normal CD4 and ratio. But these are questions for the doctor providing your HIV care. If you haven't been tested for HIV, or if HIV negative, you have no business testing for CD4/CD8; they are meaningless except in HIV infected persons. ...Read more

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I'm HIV + my CD4 count is 140. Am i going to die.Pls help?

I'm HIV + my CD4 count is 140. Am i going to die.Pls help?

Hiv: You need to see an HIV specialist, there are many medications out there that can help. ...Read more

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If you have below 350 CD4 count, do you have aids already?

What is AIDS: Aids is a term to represent significant risk from immune weakness. It is defined as having t cell count below 200 or a count that is less than 12% of the total white blood cell count. ...Read more

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My CD4 count as 329 which is low, but HIV negative, should I be worried?

My CD4 count as 329 which is low, but HIV negative, should I be worried?

No: CD4 cell counts vary widely among health individuals. The percent CD4 is actually a more important number since it will not fluctuate greatly with systemic illness. The CD4 cell count is calculated..the % observed. CD4 cell counts vary from 300's to 1500..roughly. Its no reason to worry. ...Read more

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Cd4 (Definition)

Is a glyco protein found on surface of immune cells such as monocytes, macrophages & dendritic cells. It assists t-cell receptors in communicating with an antigen-presenting cell, hewnce facilitating entry of HIV virus into the cell. Measuring the CD4 count is used to determine ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more