|Mixed lab results
May 29, 2005
I received my second lab results. My CD4 dropped from 975 to 495. But the percenatge of lymphocytes increased from 31% to 38%. My doctor said the percentage was more important than the absolute number. Also my VL decreased from 50,000 to 34,500. What should I make of these results? Would this be a good sign that my homeopathic treatments are helping or hurting? Also, is that normal for absolute cd4 count to drop by almost half when the percentage increased?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The change in viral load is not significant. The change in CD4 count and percentage is. However, I would suspect your white blood cell (WBC) or total lymphocyte counts had decreased between the two test periods, thus affecting your absolute CD4 count. I cannot comment of the significance of the remedy.
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