Jan 30, 2011
I just got over a bout with a severe case of bacterial conjunctivitis in my eyes. More precisely, the doctor told me I had a staph infection in my eyes. In addition I had a cold, When I went for my labs the viral load was undetectable, less than 20 copies but my T cells dropped from 838 to 631. could the eye infection which lasted for 2 months be responsible for the T cell reduction.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Perhaps. We do know that with some kinds of ongoing infections the CD4 count will decrease and then recover once the infection has been cleared.
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