|I donit under stand my lab test result
Oct 14, 2002
I have diagnosed that I am HIV+ in the 10/12/02, I live in Ethiopia so many people with the same problem But almost no professionals, I get the information I need from your web site (the body) but this is the first time I ask question I really need to now the answer pleas help me out. I am confused with my lab taste result I will try to write it down so you can see the different I have done my tests in my country and in German.
Place Date CD4 Ab.count Viral Load CD4/CD8 Ratio German 13/12/01 695 17,600 0.33 Ethiopia 09/03/02 570 45,240 0.43 Ethiopia 01/07/02 557 ND 0.41 Ethiopia 07/08/02 529 7281 0.61 German 10/10/02 453 3500 0.47
I am not in any treatment, why my viral Load and CD4 count is going down so fast is this normal
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There were probably different assays used for both the viral load and CD4 count and ratio in the different countries. I can't really tell if there is a trend down in CD4 count or not. I think you need to have a new point done on your next visit from the German lab. Otherwise if you get the labs done in Ethiopia, they may be inconsistent again compared to the German labs.
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