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Apr 27, 2007

I was diagnosed with HIV in December of 2006 and my VL was 527,000 and my CD4 was 276. Over the span of a couple of months, my CD4 has bounced to 400. Is it possible that I got this infection over a six to eight month period.

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

While there's a lot of interest is trying to predict when someone got HIV, you can't do this from your CD4 count or viral load with any accuracy. To answer your question, yes, it's possible that you recently acquired HIV; it's also possible that you've had HIV for a long time. BY

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