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Very High VL and Very High CD-4

Jun 4, 2006

Just received my first lab results. My CD-4 is 1280 and VL is 498,000! How can this be? Should I be concerned?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your CD4 count is in the normal range. However, that viral load is quite high. You don't indicate whether you might have been very recently infected, which could account for the high viral load and in which case, the viral load may come down some. There is no urgency to start HIV treatment. You need to get a few more points on the line to see what the trend in these numbers will be.

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