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low viral load and low CD4 count

Mar 23, 2008

I have full suppression of the virus but my CD4 count has gone from 274 to 172. Should I change my meds?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

A crucial piece of information is what did your CD4 percent do? It is a more stable number over time. Also, did you have any other sort of acute infection, get an immunization? If the percent didn't change, I wouldn't be too concerned. If the percent also decreased accordingly (> 3% or more), then something else may be going on, and a consideration of your regimen might be in order.

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