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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

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

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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I am diagnosed with aids with CD4 count of only 7 in july. I am also still on chemo for ks. Is my prognosis good? I am on arv and so far feel generally healthy with my CD4 up to 58 in 6 months.

I am diagnosed with aids with CD4 count of only 7 in july.  I am also still on chemo for ks. Is my prognosis good? I am on arv and so far feel generally healthy with my CD4 up to 58 in 6 months.

HIV: Have you discussed your treatment and expectations with your infectious disease specialist and your oncologist? Those are the two physicians with the best information for you. So long as you continue as directed, there is a good chance your outcome can and will be positive. ...Read more

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My CD4 count dropped to 465 from 725 at 13 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

Depends: What would be more useful would be to see what your percentage of cd4 is; if the percentage has stayed stable, and you have no other symptoms, then you probably have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Cd4 count dropped from 485 to 198. I have been on arvs for 2yrs. What are the chances of recovery? How do I raise it quicker? How long will it take?

HIV: This means your arv is not working well. Either you are not compliant or the virus has mutated and become resistant. This needs to be discussed with your doc. Getting a therapy that is able to suppress the virus is the only way to raise your cd4 count. Will it ever go back to what it was even on perfect therapy - that's debatable, but possible. ...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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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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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more