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What is normal range, etc
Mar 31, 2003

1. What is a "normal" cd4 count or range (for pesrons w/o Hiv exposure"

2. Can a person with register a viral load even if not hiv pos --for reasons like having a differnt kinf of infection.

3. Do persons undergoing treatment for hiv still have the sinus and skin.rash problems that you talk about--or is it only those who are not on meds?

Response from Dr. Young

A normal CD4 count ranges from 350-1500 cells/mm3. The CD4 percentage is normally between 30 and 60%.

A positive HIV viral load is only positive in persons with HIV infection-- i.e., it is highly unusual to have a false positive viral load test, particularly in someone with a positive HIV antibody test.

Persons with HIV infection can still have sinus and skin problems on treatment, though the frequency and/or severity are often improved.

Hope this answers your questions. -BY



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