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Dec 21, 1998

Dr.Holodniy,

what would you say is the average number of CD4 and VL from somebody, who was infected with HIV four years ago. I just would like to have rough numbers based on your experience.

Thanx and merry xmas

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That's a bit of a tricky question to answer. It depends on the persons underlying genetics, immune system, and the strain of virus that was transmitted. Thus on the good side, one could have a viral load < 500 and CD4 count >500, on no therapy. In the middle, viral load of 500-50,000/ml and CD4 between 400-600. On the downside, one could have a viral load of >50,000-100,000 and have a CD4 between 200-400. This does not factor therapy into the equation.

MH



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