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Quickly declining CD4 count, fairly low viral load
Mar 6, 2006

I just found out I was HIV positive in January. My last test was exactly 6 months prior to that and was negative. My counts are: CD4-248, and viral load-46,000. If I am newly infected why is my Tcell count so low? Does this indicate how quick my disease will progress?

Response from Dr. Wohl

After infection, the CD4 cell count can decline for a few weeks to even months and then rebound. I suspect your CD4 counts will rise soon given your viral load is not extremely high.

DW



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