|CD4 # down, CD4% up
Feb 24, 2007
Dear Dr Holodniy,
Facts: Seroconverted Sept 06. 15/01/07: VL 59, TC 920, TC% 34%. 16/02/07: VL: Undectable, TC 700, TC% 39%. Not on medication nor have I ever been. Am generally well & fit.
Question: How is it that my CD% has increased, but my CD4 has decreased? Also, almost all other areas of my immunity (lymphocites, cd8, cd16 etc) declined fairly significantly.
Since I am undetectable, could it be other factors affecting my immunity. My naturopath claims it might have something to do with intense weight lifting.... avid bodybuilder weighing 215lbs. Thanks
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Although both values are in the normal range, it is likely the decline is a result of your total lymphocyte count declining, as the percentage increased slightly, than because of any other reason.
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