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CD4 Cells (or T-cells) are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection

cells or T-cells are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection.

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Your CD4 count helps show how well your immune system is working. The higher your CD4 count, the better able you are to fight HIV and other infections

Your count helps show how well your immune system is working. The higher your count, the better able you are to fight HIV and other infections

A CD4 count is a lab test that measures the number of CD4 cells in a sample of your blood

cells or T-cells are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection.

CD4 Cells (or T-cells) are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection

cells or T-cells are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection.

3) AIDS: As your CD4 cells fall below 200 cells/mm3 you will be diagnosed as having AIDS. Without treatment people typically survive 3 years.

Stages of HIV infection - AIDS: As your cells fall below 200 you are considered to have progressed to AIDS. Without treatment, people typically survive 3 years.

2) Clinical Latency: This stage of the disease, HIV reproduces at very low levels, although it is still active. During this period you may not have symptoms and this can last up to 8 years or longer.

Clinical Latency: This stage of the disease, HIV reproduces at very low levels, although it is still active. During this period you may not have symptoms and this can last up to 8 years or longer.

1) Acute Infection: During this time, large amounts of the virus are being produced in your body. This has been described as feeling like the 'worst flu ever'.

Acute Infection: During this time, large amounts of the virus are being produced in your body. Many, but not all, people develop flu-like symptoms often described as the "worst flu ever.

CD4 Cells (or T-cells) are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection

cells or T-cells are a type of white blood cells that play a major role in protecting your body from infection.