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cd4-Absolute vs %

Jun 10, 2006

Hi Dr. I am perplexed by my lab results. 11/05, cd4 133 (13.3%), 2/06 cd4 110 (13.8%), 3/06 cd4 192 (14.8%) and 5/06 cd4 166 (16.6%). I should point out that I began treatment on Reyataz, Truvada, Norvir 4/05, and have been undectectable since 6/05. I am very encouraged by the steady rise in cd4%, but frustrated that the absolute number fluctuates up and down and has not gone above 200. What are your thoughts on my progress? Thanks so much for your help.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate what your CD4 count and % were in 4/05 before you started meds. Thus, it is hard for me to gauge how far you have come and therefore estimate how far you will go.

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