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CD4 #s

Dec 15, 2007

My question is fairly simple, but I haven't seen it answered anywhere yet.

What are the reasons that certain people have higher initial CD4 #s?

I understand that factors like when you were tested will play a big part.

But for people who tested exactly the same time after exposure, what would make ones CD4 count higher than the others?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Genetics. There is a fairly large spread in the normal range of CD4 counts in people without HIV infection (500-1500).

What is a "high" viral load?
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