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Healthy T-cells help keep cancers at bay

Positive Living article • www.aidsmap.org • 4 December 2009
symptoms, illnesses and opportunistic infections

Maintaining a CD4 cell count above 500 helps protect you from a range of AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers, French investigators report.

Researchers followed over 50,000 positive people between 1998 and 2006 and found that the seven* most common cancers were found least in those whose counts stayed consistently above 500. read more »

CD4 (T-cell) counts

From Treat Yourself Right • 5 January 2009

This is a blood test, which can tell how many CD4 cells (also called T- cells) you have. A person with a healthy immune system can have between 500 and over a thousand of these important white blood cells per millilitre of blood. read more »

Looking after your health: Viral load and CD4 count

From Next steps • 1 December 2008

People with HIV can benefit from regular tests designed to monitor how their immune system is coping. read more »

Independent predictors

Positive Living article • Jim Arachne • 15 August 2004

Have you ever felt really run down and fatigued but when you front up for the results of your three-monthly blood test the doctor says; "Everything’s fine! Your viral loadA measurement of the quantity of HIV RNA in the blood. Viral load blood test results are expressed as the number of copies (of HIV) per milliliter of blood plasma. is undetectable and your CD4s are great”? read more »

Bloodwork

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 15 December 2003

Having regular blood tests is a fact of life for most people with HIV. That three-monthly or six-monthly bloodletting is the single most important part of monitoring the health of your immune system, but what do all those numbers mean? read more »

What's your problem?

Positive Living article • Dr Nick Medland • 1 August 2003

Positive Living’s resident medical expert, Dr Nick Medland, answers reader’s letters. read more »

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