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Doctor insights on: High Cd4

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Why do drs not feel it is important to medicate a person with high CD4 counts?

Why do drs not feel it is important to medicate a person with high CD4 counts?

Treat everyone: By medicate, are you referring to treatment of HIV infection with antiretroviral medications? Current U.S. Treatment guidelines recommend treatment for everyone with hiv, regardless of CD4 count. Doctors who don't know that probably aren't HIV experts. ...Read more

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


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What could a suddenly ALT level increase from normal to 91 signify? I do not drink at all and I have been getting significant random bruises on my body. I am HIV positive but undet. And high cd4.

What could a suddenly ALT level increase from normal to 91 signify? I do not drink at all and I have been getting significant random bruises on my body. I am HIV positive but undet. And high cd4.

Liver infection or Liver infection or medication: this could be due to a liver infection or your medications. The bruising May be a blood problem like your platelets or it may be something to do with your clotting factors. You need to bring this to the attention you for your physician sd soon as possible so it can be clarified you get an appropriate therapy ...Read more

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What is the meaning of abnormally high (1700) CD4 cell counts?

What is the meaning of abnormally high (1700) CD4 cell counts?

Not Much: Unless you have a known or documented immune deficiency, there is very little wrong with an elevated CD4 level. If unsure, have the test repeated to confirm the number is correct, then seek assistance from a reputable immunologist. ...Read more

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A high count of CD4 (whitebloodcell) is a sign of HIV? I have a count of 14, 000 cause a staphy bacteria, but, a high count is a sign of hiv?

Misinformed: Cd4 cells are the mangers of the immune system's functions. A high CD4 count represents excellent health and excellent immune function. In no way does any CD4 cell count represent an HIV infection in and of itself. And a high count is even more emphatically not an indication that someone has hiv. ...Read more

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How to make CD4 count high? Is is possible?

How to make CD4 count high? Is is possible?

CD4 lymphocytes: In order to know if it is possible to bring that CD4 number up, we need to know the etiology of your low CD4 or CD4 lymphopenia. Most common causes of having a low CD4 count is HIV infection where the virus infects CD4 lymphocyte preferentially and destroys it faster than it being made in the bone marrow. Malignancy, genetic mutation, infections can cause it too. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to keep your CD4 count high? What supplements should be taken and what are the usual things to be avoided? Thanks!

How to keep your CD4 count high? What supplements should be taken and what are the usual things to be avoided? Thanks!

Doesn't work: Your cd-4 count is just a portion of immune system t-cell function, and does not need treatment or supplements in a normal person. However, if you are taking chemotherapy, receiving immune agents, have hiv, are using drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or ms, the cd counts may be valid. This is an extremely complex area, so discuss at length with your doctor and get understanding. ...Read more

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What would b the cause of chronic high T cell counts, cd4, 5, 7, and 8. A T-cell beta gene rearrangement, elevated IGG, elevated LGL's, but normal CBC?

What would b the cause of chronic high T cell counts, cd4, 5, 7, and 8. A T-cell beta gene rearrangement, elevated IGG, elevated LGL's, but normal CBC?

Reason for doing it: What was the reason you got this done. In all patients we don't do T cell count, Immunoglobulin level estimation etc. What were your symptoms. Based on your answerc an give a better explanation. In any patient we do CBC- complete blood count with differential count. Only in people with suspected immunodeficiencies/hematological problems-dyscrasias is the term we use, detailed Tcell, B cell, Ig done ...Read more

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Cd4 level has decrease. High viral load. How can I make the cd4 go up?

Cd4 level has decrease. High viral load. How can I make the cd4 go up?

AIDS: Antiretroviral therapy, need to follow up in an HIV clinic, cough may be due to PCP pneumonia or other kind of respiratory infection, please find a specialized HIV clinic/ center, goodluck, ...Read more

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Cd4 and cd8 ratio is 4.0 And it says my T cells are elevated. Why does that mean?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided is not a cause for concern. Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What were the results of other tests? It would be best discussed with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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His viral load is high. Started to cough. How can we increase cd4 count and reduce viral load?

His viral load is high. Started to cough. How can we increase cd4 count and reduce viral load?

AIDS: Antiretroviral therapy, need to follow up in an HIV clinic, cough may be due to PCP pneumonia or other kind of respiratory infection, please find a specialized HIV clinic/ center, goodluck, ...Read more

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Neg. 4 HIV. H/S ratio low 0.84. CD4 ratio was low at 30.7. CD8 ratio high at 36.5. Both adsolute were normal CD4 583 CD8 694. Should I be concerned?

HIV negative: The HIV test is the only one that matters. If you were tested long enough after the last possible exposure (4-8 weeks, depending on the particular test or combination of tests), you don't have it. It was pointless to have the other tests. Nobody without a positive HIV test should be tested for CD4 etc. Your results are fine and don't indicate any health problem. Stop testing. ...Read more

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What disorders produce low CD4 antigen and high cd8?

What disorders produce low CD4 antigen and high cd8?

A classic: Hi. A classic for that profile would be HIV. If you are at risk, I'm sure your doctor has thought of that. Why was the CD4/CD8 profile ordered? Have you had any opportunistic infections? If HIV negative, I suspect your doc may refer you to an infectious disease specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My CD4 FSH is 17 (max normal for that laboratory is 12). CD3 AFC is high. In this case Does the high FSH indicate that my eggs are poor quality?

My CD4 FSH is 17 (max normal for that laboratory is 12). CD3 AFC is high. In this case Does the high FSH indicate that my eggs are poor quality?

Bad sign: A high FSH is a bad sign. You can read more at : http://consumer. Healthday. Com/encyclopedia/fertility-19/infertility-news-412/the-egg-factor-in-fertility-646207.html
However, medicine is not an exact science and in reproductive medicine there is still a lot for us to learn. Reassess your priorities, and then go for it, if you think getting pregnant is what you want. ...Read more

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If my CD4 count cell is normal or high like 1400 do I have yo be worry about hiv, Staphy infection detected once, and fungi, no fever or flue never?

HIV concerns: You're reporting an excellent CD4 count... But you do have to be careful out there in the world. Infections of all kinds are waiting to make us sick - we should be smart about protecting ourselves AND protecting others. Yes, there are very good treatments out there now for HIV, but who wants to take meds for the rest of their life? I highly recommend talking to partners & being safe all the time! ...Read more

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my WBC was high absolute neutrophils and absolute basophils high absolute lymphocytes were low. As well CD3, helper cells cd4 cd 19 low cd15 16 hig?

See hematologist.: A disease cannot be diagnosed by a blood test and thus you need to discuss the findings with a hematologist or immunologist depending on what kind of disease condition you have especially if this has been a persistently abnormal finding. ...Read more

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Wbc is consistantly slightly elevated with no fever what could cause this? Cd4 1700 HIV undectable.

Wbc is consistantly slightly elevated with no fever what could cause this? Cd4 1700 HIV undectable.

WBC: An elevated WBC (you did not tell us what the actual number is) usually represents a bacterial infection. Dronabinol will usually lower the WBC level so I doubt that is the cause. Complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) should not affect this either. Given your very successful HIV suppression on Complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) with a very strong immune function I doubt there is anything here to be concerned about. But, I would watch this over time. ...Read more

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35yo m HIV neg. Cd3, cd4, cd8 mildly depressed, cd19 mildly elevated. Fatigue large complaint. Possible causes of immune dysfunction listed?

35yo m HIV neg. Cd3, cd4, cd8 mildly depressed, cd19 mildly elevated. Fatigue large complaint. Possible causes of immune dysfunction listed?

Horses, not zebras: You don't have "immune dysfunction." you have a mild abnormality of a lab test that shouldn't have been drawn in the first place. Focus on common causes of fatigue, not rare ones. ...Read more

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21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

Possible vasculitis: I would have an ANCA panel checked, especially with you saying you're having hematuria and proteinuria. There are a few conditions we refer to as pulmonary renal syndromes and they are all a type of vasculitis. Some of the names are Wegener's and Goodpasture's. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cd4?

CD4: 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 prognosis in HIV treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cd3 and CD4 cells?

There is differance: Cd3 is expressed on t-cells

cd4 is a subtype of t-cell known as "helper t-cells" (cd4 cells also express cd3)

cd8 is another subtype of t-cell known as "killer t-cells" (cd8 cells also express cd3). ...Read more

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What is the difference between your cd3 and CD4 cells?

What is the difference between your cd3 and CD4 cells?

T-cells: All t-cells in the blood have the cd3 marker on their surface. In addition to having cd3 on them, most t-cells have either CD4 (if they are helper t-cells; th2-like) or cd8 (if they are cytotoxic t-cells; th1-like). There are many other types of t-cells (nkt, th17, treg, tr1, tfoll, th9) that make up a small number of the circulating t-cells. All of these t-cells have cd3 on them as well. ...Read more

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What is the causes of CD4 less than 200 cells per microliter?

AIDS: A CD4 count less than 200 indicates acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), with the likely cause infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ...Read more

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Cd4 has gone down. What can I do to raise it up. Weight 75kg not sick taking atvs?

What is atvs: We need more information about your health. The dropping of the CD4does not give us enough information. Are there other medical conditions you may have that lowers it. It could be low due to utilization by the body or it could be low if the body is not producing enough. The Information you give us is not enough to make a diagnosis. Not know where the atvs fits in. ...Read more

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What's the main function of CD4 receptor in human's body?

CD4: Cd4 receptor is on a t-cell that is an extremely important part of the immune system. It is also involved and part of the t-helper system of immune cells. Seek more information from an immunologist. ...Read more

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Is a 550 cd4 count normal for a healthy individual? What else except deseases can affect the number?

That's fine: Why were you checked in the first place? People vary and the numbers fluctuate considerably in health. Trying to figure out why is not productive. Best wishes. As a responsible adult, get checked occasionally for HIV. ...Read more

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I know that the cause of CD4 count less than 200 cells per mocroliter is AlDS, I want other causes. ..

AIDS is a syndrome: AIDS is not a cause. It is a syndrome. The cause of the low CD4 count is HIV. Other causes would be some forms of Lymphoma, Lukeimia, Autoimmune disease or other viruses similar to HIV. ...Read more