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Cd4 decrease
Jun 15, 2014

Hello. Diagnosed end end of 2012 hiv+.baseline test was cd4 492 ,29%.cd8 756; vl=4600. After a month start virady. After 4 weeks became undetectable. After 6 month cd4 went up to 672,% 39;cd8 707,vl unedetec. Jan 2014 cd4 606 % 36; cd8 637 vl undetec. Yesterday my test came back cd4 421 34% cd8 495. Vl still undetec. Adherence to med 100% not missing any pil. Why this declaine in my cd4 ? And vl still undetectablr Is cd8 are normal ? How to incrase cd4? My age now 49.5 Thancks for your help

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not concerned about your CD4 count decline, given the CD4% has remained relatively stable and your viral load remains undetectable. In general, the CD8 count increases with HIV infection, as these are the major cells that control the infection. In many people, the CD8 count will decline back to the normal range once the viral load becomes undetectable. I would just continue to take the meds as prescribed.



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