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viral load and t-cells
May 17, 2002

Hello! If someone has a t-cell count under 200 and a viral load under 1000 can they still get OI's? Does the viral load have to be high in order to get an HIV related infection?

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Response from Dr. Young

CD4 counts typically define the risk of development of opportunistic infections and other complications. By contrast, the viral load is more important in determining the rate of CD4 cell depletion. Hence, yes, a person with a CD4 count less than 200 and a viral load under 1000 can and do acquire complications. BY



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