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Apr 14, 2003

Hi Dr. Dieterich

My total lymphocytes is 868. My cd3 (total t cells) is 642. My cd4 (helper, t4) is 54 ( of lymphs). And my cd4+ (helper, t4) is 469. Is this a cause for concern. Does this indicate my immune system is down in general, or is this an HIV specific response to virus?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

All those numbers sound fine. I would not sweat those details. Just keep an eye on your HIV viral load and things should go well. 469 CD4 cells is really virtually normal. DTD

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