Jul 21, 2013
Hi, my cd4 recently went down. 1 get my viral load once a year and my cd4 every 3 or 6 months. My most recent results were cd4 at 196 and viral load at 47< copies/ml
before my cd4 was 220 and went up to 250 before it was 124 before. My viral load remained the same results for 2 years in a row now at 47< copies /ml
My meds are nevirapine and combivir, sometimes i miss the exact time of the meds but most of the time i take them every 12 hours. a few months ago i had an infection where my hands and feet itched and flaked off, could that be the reasson? Thanks
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Another important number to know is the CD4 percent which is a more stable number over time. The CD4 can fluctuate for a variety of reasons including other medical conditions, stress, after immunizations, time of day, different labs, among other reasons. I suspect your CD4% has been stable and that these changes in CD4 count are not clinically significant.
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