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Offline chart420835

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can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« on: August 13, 2006, 02:15:40 AM »
can anyone tell me about cd4 ? i wanna know the details and how is cd4 for general people ....

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 03:10:59 AM »
Hello ,

You can find out all about t-cells by clicking on the links below... They will give you plenty of information :

The normal T4 count is somewhere between 500 and 1500 cells per cubic millimeter of blood (a drop, more or less).


And from this lesson section on this site, the following :


Hope this helps you understand a little better.

Take care-----Ray
« Last Edit: August 13, 2006, 03:19:28 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline chart420835

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 03:15:00 AM »
thanks ray

Offline Blixer

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 08:00:00 PM »
Just a word of caution too... don't get caught up in worrying about variation in CD4.  Watch for trends.  They can vary significantly day to day and even by time of day.  The CD4 percent is often considered to be more stable for most people.
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline gemini20

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 04:44:54 PM »
On the CD4 count front - I have over 15 years worth of my cd4 counts plotted on a spreadsheet - I'm a bit nerdy when it comes to my numbers! It is great for getting an overview of just what my immune system has been up to since diagnosis.

In my experience my cd4 counts have tended to plateau for 4-5 years with the odd blip before taking a step down for the next 4-5 years. When I was diagnosed I was rather obsessed with small changes in numbers, now I see the bigger picture thanks to my spreadsheet and I'm not too bothered with counts.


Diagnosed 11th September 1991
Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Offline jonnyboo

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 05:50:17 PM »
when i comes to your cd4 count your numbers will go up and down, dont worry about this. its a measure of your t cells this can go up and down all the time.

it is a measure of your immunesystem cells that attack viruses and backteria in the body. in time you will understand that evan a low t cell count you will be A symptomatic or you will not be effected by opportunist infection.

this could be effected by many things.

you only need to take notice when your cd 4 gose below 250 your healthcare prof will discuss this with you when the time comes. you will discuss the option of anti virals. of you will be monitiored untill you show symtoms showing that you will need them.

dont worry if it gose up and down or seems low most of the time it will plato. 

Offline Eldon

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Re: can anyone tell me about cd4 ?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2006, 11:46:27 PM »
Hello Chart420835, it is Eldon.

Read through the links to this website that Ray gave you. They are very informative.


Have the BEST Day.


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