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My cd4 count is 1357 even after 14 years of infection

Sep 22, 2013

Dear doctor, I was diagnosed with hiv2 14 years ago.I have not taken any ARV.Recently I checked My Cd4 count which came as 1357.I have recently developed symptoms like sinusitis,headache,fatigue etc.My doubt is 1)How come my cd4 count is so high even after 14 years? 2)Why I have such symptoms even after my cd4 is so high? Please reply.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

HIV-2 infection results in a much slower progression of disease in the absence of treatment compared to HIV-1 infection. Thus, it is not surprising to hear of history like that. Your symptoms may be unrelated to HIV-2 infection.

Does Proviral DNA PCR test detect antigens?

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