Oct 10, 2010
Hi, I was diagnosed in APRIL 2008 WITH A vl OF 4,587 AND A cd 4 COUNT OF 247. now my numbers are VL 0, cd4 732 and I am doing really well on this combo of truvada, norvir and reyataz.My question is , how important is the CD4% count as it does not figure on the lab results. My doctor said they only do a % count if the white blood cell count is at a certain level, maybe to do with hepatitis or similar.Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
In your case it is probably not that necessary to know the percent. However, CD4 counts tend to bounce around for a variety of reasons and the CD4 percent tends to be a more stable number over time. That's why I like to have both numbers so I can follow what is going on with a patient better over time.
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