|Can cd4% indicate if cd4 count taken when ill is accurate?
Nov 22, 2009
I wrote in a couple of weeks back but didn't have all my results. Here they are.
cd4 384, cd4%20 VL 25 000 My antibody maturity test shows I have not contracted the virus in the last 4/5 months and I had a negative rapid and blood test one year ago.
I was diagnosed with shingles and my bloods taken in the middle of the outbreak.
I understand 384 would represent a big loss in a year if this was the true figure. I also understand that it's quite possible this figure is artificially low because of the shingles I had when my blood were taken. I also, however, understand that the cd4% is a more accurate measure and less sensitive to blips due to illness.
I got more bloods done today, 1 month on from my shingles clearing up. Does this relatively low cd4% indicate that the 384 score might actually be quite accurate?
Thanks very much 22, male, uk
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Very nice distillation of the facts. The answer is yes, that CD4% is would be consistent with a CD4 count of 384. It will be interesting to see your follow-up numbers.
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