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Aug 8, 2003

Dear Dr. Young

I was just wondering how long does it usually take for some ones CD4 count to drop to 200 or below after their initial infection?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Young

There is tremendous person-to-person variation in this rate, but on average it takes about 8-10 years from initial infection to an AIDS level of CD4 cells (<200). BY

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