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cd4 count
Nov 14, 2010

is it possible to have a cd4 count done without even taking an hiv test ...my friend saw in her charts that she had a cd4 count of 150 ..does that mean she has hiv/aids..worried friend..

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Yes, CD4 counts can be ordered independent of HIV tests or HIV status. However, what your friend actually saw in her chart may not have been a CD4 count and most likely is not HIV related. She should discuss her concerns with her doctor.

If someone who is HIV infected has a CD4 count of less than 200, she would qualify for an AIDS diagnosis.

Dr. Bob


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