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Jun 18, 2006

Is there an explanation, proven or conjectured, why some poz people have BOTH a low CD4 count (even under 200) AND a low viral load (under 1,000 say)? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Not a lot of good data indicating why this phenomenon occurs. Some believe that the virus replicates at low levels but is very efficient at killing t cells.



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