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CD4 & WBC
Jul 16, 2006

I am a 34yr old woman, tested HIV+ 6/01. My WBC has always been low. It is currently at 2400 (same as my last test 3mos ago). However, 3mos ago, my T-cells were at 140 & 33%. Now, I'm at 68 & 23%. Although I've always had a hard time getting my t-cells up to 200, my percentage has always held steady around 35 (even when I was pregnant). I'm really scared now because I've never been so low. I had new labs drawn today, but won't have those results for 2wks. Should I be worried?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That is a pretty big drop in 3 months even with a such a low WBC count. You don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment, what other medications you might be taking, what your viral load is, or whether you are having any other kinds of infections now. All of these things could be contributing to these numbers appearing to be lower.



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