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Vaccine Effect on CD4
Jan 8, 2006

What effect would having a tetnus booster, PPD test, and flu vaccine have on someones CD4 count? The number came back at 119. The test was taken just 3 days after having the vaccines etc. If it did have an effect can you estimate how much?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

There's a modest effect (sometimes difficult to predict, up or down) on the CD4 count. In your case, having a CD4 count of ~120 means that you' ve got a lot of immune system problems, irrespective of the vaccinations.

I trust that you'll be talking to you doctor about HIV medications.

Good luck, be well. BY

thanks for replying
ten yrs of combivir

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