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No Treatment: Recent Diagnosis: CD4 High, Incrasing Viral Load Also Increasing

Oct 5, 2008

Hi Doctor, CD4, measured 2 months apart is up from 910 to 988, viral load up from 20,000 to 60,00 in the same period. -Initial somewhat severe seroconversion illness a few weeks before intitial blood test, (and a few weeks after likely infection. What conclusions might I draw from this? All other lab work completely fine. Just turned 54. Feeling good. Thanks for you help and advice in this forum. BD

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I would not consider those changes as being clinically significant. There is a natural variability in CD4 count. The CD4% is a more stable number over time. The viral load test has an assay variability of about 3-fold (3 times up or down). Given that your CD4 count is in the normal range and your viral load is in the moderate range, I would not recommend treatment at this time.

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