high cd4 count, low cd4%
Nov 15, 2008
I got recently hiv infected in august 2008 and I had my first labs done in the first week of november with results of: cd4 count:463,cd4%:13, cd8:2778, and vl:58717. I don't understand why I have such a low % compared to the absolute count. Thanks
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The CD4% could be reduced because of acute infection. I would expect it to increase at least up to about 20% or more. If on repeat it continues to stay down, you may need to consider HIV treatment sooner rather than later.
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