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Viral load refers to the amount of HIV in a sample of a patient’s blood, while a CD4 count is a lab test that determines the amount of CD4 cells in a sample of the patient’s blood, according to AIDS.gov. A high viral loa... More »

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According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2010, eating yogurt made with probiotics is great for increasing the CD4 levels in the body of people affected with HIV/AIDS. People living... More »

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A normal CD4 count ranges from 500 to 1,500 cells per cubic millimeter of blood, states WebMD. Any value below this range indicates a weak immune system. More »

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An HIV viral load persistently below the level of detection, or HIV RNA of less than 20 to 75 copies per milliliter, is defined as optimal viral suppression by the National Institutes of Health. HIV RNA, or viral load, i... More »

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An HIV viral load chart shows the number of particles (known as copies) of the HIV virus in 1 milliliter of blood of an HIV-positive individual. Measurement of the viral load provides information about the person's healt... More »

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HIV cannot spread through saliva and thus cannot be spread through drink, according to AIDS.gov. Only specific bodily fluids, such as breast milk, semen, pre-seminal fluid and vaginal fluids, are able to spread the HIV v... More »

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A CD4 cell is a type of red blood cell that fights viral or bacterial infections in the body by sending signals to activate the immune system, explains Aids.gov. CD4 cells are often referred to as T-cells or T-helper cel... More »

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