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discordant hiv

Jul 22, 2006

I have been hiv poz for 1 1/2 years. Im not on meds and my cd4 has gone up from 450 to 650. my viral has jumped from 480 to 1500 in 3 months.im not sure why my cd4 is going up and viral is going up too i am very healthy and no symptoms yet.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your viral load is quite low and that change would be considered within assay variability and therefore not a significant change. Another number to follow is your CD4 percent. Although your CD4 count appears to have increased significantly, I suspect the percent has not changed and therefore this is not a real increase.



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