Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


dropping CD4 Counts
Nov 19, 2005

Ihave been pos for about 9 years. my viral load has always been 0. However, my cd4 dropped from 600 to 420 in 4 months. My viral load undetectable. I have been under stress because of a death in my family. Could this of caused the drop? Everything else, liver, etc. is normal. I am a 39 year old female

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Another number that is important to look at is the CD4 percent. If the percentage has stayed the same then it is probably just some normal fluctuation and could be related to stress. If your numbers have been consistent over time and this was one dip, I would not be too concerned about it. A repeat on your next visit should establish whether this is a trend or not.



Previous
Stagnant cd4 %
Next
is viral load high or low?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement