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Monitoring Tests
Feb 18, 2006

dr. I am monitoring my CBCs to decide when to go on treatment. iam not doing the cd4 or viral load testing. this is because of insurance reasons. can you tell me at what wbc or hemoglobin or hematocrit level should i begin to be concerned? For example, what would a wbc of 3 equal to in regards to a cd4 count and shold I seek treatment when my wbc count gets to 3 and below? thanks.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I would not support this strategy, nor would I speculate what numbers from a CBC would be equivalent for CD4 counts.



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