percentage CD4 and recuperation
Apr 17, 2011
hello doctor my question is: I started my treatment in May 2010 with CD4 269 (15%) and viral load 14,000 copies following my results were in August 2010 CD4 456 (17%) and undetectable November 2010 CD4 489 ââ(19%) and undetectable and the final result was in April 2011 CD4 537 (21%) and undetectable. I think it is a good result at one year of treatment, am I right? I see a good increase in the absolute value of CD4, and little variation in the percentage, should be concerned?, you can get a greater number of CD4 and the percentage is low, taking what is expected to reach between 30% to 50%? ?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You've had a fabulous response. In most cases, you likely won't get to normal CD4 counts with a normal percentage, like someone who is not HIV infected. However, the CD4 percent in your case may still increase the longer the viral load remains undetectable.
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