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Recently Diagnosed - CB4 counts/percentage/VL - what do they mean

Jun 14, 2009

I am recently diagnosed with HIV. I believe I was infected many years ago (approx 10 plus) but am uncertain for sure. My results of my labs came back as follows:

VL: 16,000 CB4 Count: 273 Percentage: 22%

How are my numbers compared to the normal numbers? Am I very sick? I don't feel sick, so this whole thing has been extremely confusing, etc.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You CD4 count is moderately depressed. The normal CD4 range is 500-1500 (35-50%) and your viral load is in the moderate range. HIV treatment is currently indicated for you.

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