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Low Viral Load, Low T-Cell Count- Lab Error?

Jan 8, 2006

Hi,my Dad's initial test results show a CD4 count of "9" and a viral load of 30,000, this is BEFORE treatment. The specialist thinks this may be a lab error and hasn't seen a case like this before, since usually the viral load is high with a low CD4 count- Have you seen this before and do you think this is a lab error (he is presently being retested)???

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That viral load level is not unusual with that CD4 count. There is not a direct relationship between the CD4 count and viral load level.

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