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research on CD4 count
Nov 3, 2012

How many CD4 cells decrease in 1 year in the beginning after HIV infection(lowest to the highest)?How do we feel fast decrement of CD4 cells without doing lab test?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

A normal CD4 in someone without HIV infection is in the range of 500-1500. From natural history studies that were performed years ago, and in the absence of HIV treatment, a person would lose about 50 CD4 cells/year in their count. But that loss rate is dependent on the the type of virus, how high the viral load is, and the underlying immune system of the person.



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