Apr 22, 2012
I am HIV positive, Do I need to do my test to know my CD4 count, if I am healthy?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes you do. It is important to know what your CD4 count and percent is, as well as your HIV viral load, among other baseline laboratory tests like a chemistry panel, cholesterol level, and blood counts, as well as screening for any other sexually transmitted diseases. The results of these tests will determine whether HIV treatment is indicated at this time or not.
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