The Relationship Between CD4 And HIV Disease?
want to ask, what’s the link between HIV disease and CD4?
HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system or human immunity. HIV can be transmitted through intimate contact with an infected partner, contaminated blood transfusions, open sores and mucous membranes, the use of unsterile needles, and transmission from mother to baby.
HIV that enters the body will develop and destroy CD4 cells. CD4 cells themselves are one part of white blood cells that are useful for fighting infection. Because HIV destroys CD4 cells, if you don't get CD4 cell treatment it will go down even more. The lower CD $ cell will cause decreased immunity and the person will be more susceptible to other diseases. For adolescents and adults normally a CD4 cell count of 500-1400 cells / mm3 of blood. HIV will develop into AIDS if the CD4 cell count is less than 200 cells / mm3 of blood.
To prevent or slow the progression of HIV into AIDS, patients will be given antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). During getting ARV, CD4 cells will be monitored regularly every 3-6 months or adjusted to the condition of each patient. Patients with HIV must take ARV regularly and control to the doctor according to the schedule provided so that the development of HIV can be controlled, yes.
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