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Aug 28, 2002

I am aware that herpes can cause numbers to fluctuate whether or not you are on therapy, and normally these are transient and the number should settle once the infection is resolved.However, in the case of a person not on meds can a mild herpes outbreak cause a change in numbers that resets permenantly(disease progression) This is the case of someone with a high cd4 count.Thank you.

Response from Dr. Young

Probably not. Having herpes is very common, and not associated with irreversible damage to the immune system-- particularly if you're not on HIV meds and have a high CD4 cell count. -BY

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