|Decrease CD4 with no viral load detection
May 30, 2010
Dr Holodny, I get tested for CD4 and viral load every 3-4 months. My CD4 has been consistently in upper 300's to mid 400's with undetectable viral load. My last CD4 dropped from 450 to 293 with undetectable viral load. CD4% stays consistent at about 24%. Why the big drop in CD4, any concern? THANKS
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There are many reasons for fluctuations in CD4 count including other ongoing infections, immunizations, or lab issues, among others. Given the stable CD4% and undetectable viral load I would not be concerned.
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