What is normal CD4 count?

A normal CD4 count is from 500 to 1,400 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. CD4 counts go down over time if you do not take ART.

What are signs of low CD4 count?

Symptoms may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. It is most likely to occur when the CD4+ T cell count falls below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood.

How do you read CD4 results?

A CD4 count above 500 is considered “normal”. A CD4 count below 350 shows HIV has damaged your immune system. If the count is less than 200 your risk of serious infections becomes much higher.

What happens when CD4 count 0?

If there are no CD4 cells then the virus has nowhere to go and may be latent virus would then wake up in search of cells to infect.

Can you recover from low CD4 count?

Yes. There are people who have started ARV treatment with a very low CD4 count-sometimes even 1 or 2 cells. The majority of them have recovered their immune system as a result of the ARV therapy.

Does exercise increase CD4 count?

H1 – Aerobic exercise will expect to experience significant increase on CD4 counts , reduced viral load , improve psycho-social well being among people living with HIV /AIDS. Human being have been challenged with different diseases from time to time.

What is a CD4 count?

A CD4 count is a blood test to check the amount of CD4 cells in the body. CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell. They play a key role in the immune system.

What does a single CD4 or viral load test result mean?

A single CD4 or viral load test result only represents a snapshot in time. It’s important to track both of these and consider trends in test results rather than only looking at individual test results. Keep in mind that these values may vary for many reasons.

What factors can affect my CD4 count?

There are multiple factors that affect your CD4 count. Taking your medication is one way to keep your count high but medications or acute infections are among the things that could affect the CD4 count. If you are responding well to your medications, you may need less frequent testing going forward.

What is a CD4 count of 1690?

CD4 count – number of CD4 cells in a cubic millimetre of blood. CD4 counts results are given as a number that can be anywhere from 0 to over 2000 (rarely). The range for an HIV-negative person is usually quoted as 430 – 1690.