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I just don't understand
Jan 20, 2002

Hi doc, I read on on the answers and I have following question: Why it is not possible when having somebody numbers like:

My first lab results were: CD4=283, VL=750,000. Second lab results were: CD4=423, VL=2600. Third lab results were: CD4=330, VL=76.

: go with VL to 0? Where is the catch? Can you explain?

Thanx a lot

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There are only two possiblities for number sets such as these. Someone who starts treatment or someone who is acutely infected after seroconversion, in the absence of treatment. Lab error or sample mixup is possible, but not on three consecutive samples.



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