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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.

Can first test results suggest date of infection?
Viral suppression-Virus strength & Drug holiday

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