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What constitutes AIDS?
Aug 17, 2008

Hi doc. I know these days, if the CD4 dips below...250 is it? it's considered AIDS. What if after taking a different medication, or starting a different regimen, the CD4's go above 400. Is that considered having HIV again or is this just a matter of semantics?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Today, more a matter of semantics. If your CD4 count was below 200 and with HIV treatment is now 400, your risk of developing AIDS associated complications because of a weak immune system is almost zero.



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