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Three Months Later
Sep 19, 2004

Di Doc, I've had my labs repeated after three months. Below are the initial results & the new ones. I'm not on any meds & my VL remains below 400 (which is what the assay avlb here can detect) June; Sept WBC 8.90; 6.0 LYMPHOCYTES 34.3%; 45.1% LYMPHOCYTES ABS 3.05; 2.72 CD3 1755/cmm; 1811/cmm CD4 1005/cmm; 1105/cmm CD8 718/cmm; 672/cmm CD4:CD8 1:4; 1.64 I've noted changes in some of the values which I can understand & others which I can't e.g the drop in CD8;Lymphocyte ABS& WBC. Rise in CD3& Lymphocytes. My CD4 has also risen which I think is a good thing, what are the implications of all the other results?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

No of the changes including CD8 cell count, are not significant.



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