|urinary tract infection
Aug 7, 2004
Can a urinary tract infection cause my CD4 count to be reduced significantly.
Response from Dr. Young
thanks for your post.
Minor infections (including urinary tract infections, cold sores, sinusitis) can cause alterations in CD4 cell counts and HIV viral loads, though typically, not large changes. This is why I usually tell my patients to postpone their lab work if they're having any of these minor issues.
If in doubt, have the labs repeated a couple of weeks after the infection has resolved.
Good luck, BY
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