|CD4 down but % up but still low
Mar 30, 2014
Hello Doc, Thanks for all your help and time.Started Atripla March 2013 no problems.Results in Sept 2013,Cd4= 495,VL= undetectable,CD4%= 15%. Results in Mar 2014 CD4= 404, VL= undetectable,CD4% = 18%.I am healthy and no illness nothing at all. I lead a healthy life always take my meds but why the sudden drop in CD4 and a minor improvement in CD4%. I have never been sick and my CD4% has always been on the low side.It was once at 11% back in 2010 I dont know why. Thank you
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
I am not concerned. The absolute CD4 count is a calculated product of the total lymphocyte count and the percentage of lymphocytes that are CD4 lymphocytes determined by a flow cytometry. There are numerous sources of variability among the measured components used to calculate the absolute CD4 count, including day-to-day and diurnal variability. In contrast, because it is directly measured, the CD4% is less variable on repeated measurement than the absolute CD4 count.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Foods To Eat And Avoid With Bacterial Vaginosis?
- What Do Herpes Sores Look Like?
- What Color Are Herpes Bumps?
- What Are The Odds Of Contracting Genital Herpes After Sleeping With Someone Who Has It But Not An Outbreak?
- What Are The Consequences Of Untreated Chlamydia?
- Type Of Doctor Who Removes Genital Warts
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.