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Adopting an HIV child

Apr 24, 2011

We are adopting a child whose cd4 is 1042 % is 28. His cd8 is 1740. How does this look? What does the high cd8 tell us? Is this HIV or aids levels?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate the age of the child, the HIV viral load, or whether they are receiving HIV treatment. In general, those are good numbers and would not be considered AIDS. For treatment considerations, current guidelines suggest starting treatment in those children over 5 years if the CD4 count is < 350, and for children 1-5 years, if the CD4 percent is < 25%.

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