CD4 counts fluctuate. They go up and down during the day.
This is why the trend of CD4 results is more important than any single count. The trend looks at the average of several results.
When you have several results you can see whether the trend is going up or down and how quickly it is changing – or whether it is generally stable.
Body’s defenses become damaged. It loses its ability to fight off infectious diseases
HIV infection causes a combination of symptoms, disease and infections. Symptoms tend to appear together.
AIDS is a complex condition caused by HIV, kills or impairs cells of the immune system, progressively destroys body's ability to fight infections and illnesses that don’t affect people with healthy immune systems
Medical treatment can delay the onset of AIDS . HIV is defined by stages and measurements of the amount of one type of immune cell in a persons blood.
We offer instruction in CPR, First Aid and HIV/AIDS
HIV Prevention Education The curriculum meets the HIV class requirements of the Washington State Department of Health.
The length of the class is determined by the entity that provides the license or certification. If you have questions, please contact your licensing board or call Norman at 509-638-8828