|low CD count
Jun 13, 2005
My 32 year old daughter has just been diagnosed and is in hospital. Her CD count is only 14 and she hasn't started treatment yet as they are trying to address her lung infection and high temperature. Does this low CD count mean she is seriously infected or will not respond positively to treatment when it begins?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
That low CD4 count indicates she has AIDS and is at high risk for developing all sorts of opportunistic infections as a result of her significantly impaired immune system. It does NOT mean that she will not respond to treatment and at least partially restore her immune system's ability to fight these infections.
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