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Jan 3, 2004

My partner and I had been together for three yrs. Recently we were both diagnosed with HIV. His cd4 count was 289 and mine was 175. I have only had two lifetime sexual partners. I had an HIV test after I end things with my ex-girlfriend. The results of that test were negative. Assuming that I was infected by him, how can his cd4 count be higher than mine.

Response from Dr. Pierone

Individuals with HIV infection progress towards AIDS at different rates, even when infected with the same strain of virus. There are variations in natural immunity to HIV that probably accounts for these differences in progression rates. This is why there is much interest in therapeutic vaccines to augment the anti-HIV immune response. But regardless of the lower CD4 count, this should not compromise your response to antiretroviral therapy. Good luck!



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