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Healthy with CD 4 count of 52

Aug 22, 2010

My sister has just been diagnosed with HIV. Her CD4 count results came back at 52. How come she is still healthy at this count? Should she start treatment, which boosters can she take?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Some people are diagnosed with advanced HIV infection never having had any symptoms. She is in that category. She needs to start HIV meds immediately, in order to get her virus under control and her CD4 count increased, so she doesn't develop serious infections.

How does WBC fit into the CD4 equation?
Does this happen often?

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