Jul 25, 2010
I was wondering if you could tell me if you can determine how long a patient who has a viral load of six hundred and fifty thousand and a CD4 count of 32 would have had PCP for. Or when PCP infection could have started
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unlikely to you could determine that. People become at risk for developing PCP at a CD4 count of around 200, and so could have been a risk for developing PCP for many months or years before they reached a CD4 count of 32. In general, people may have symptoms for a few days or a couple of weeks before the they manifest pneumonia from PCP.
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