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CD4 count and viral load

Sep 30, 2012

I am currently on HAART and my viral load has been steadily decreasing while my CD4 gradually increase . However the latest result show that my CD4 percentage drop from 12% to 10% , while my viral continue it's downward trend. May I know what are the possible causes? And what I should watching out for . Thanks a million .

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You dont' indicate what your CD4 count and percents were before you started HIV treatment or what the CD4 counts are doing now. Given what you describe, I don't think I would be concerned with only a 2% difference as long as the viral load trend is down and the CD4 count has not decreased significantly.

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