Advice on blood counts
Aug 14, 2007
Since infection in 12/06, my blood counts are as follows:
Feb 07: CD4 = 362 VL = 78
May 07: CD4 = 462 VL = 130 000
Aug 07: CD4 = 398 VL = 25 750
Can this be considered as a "typical" curve ?
What is your general comments on the values ?
What would you consider as the steps for the next 6 - 12 months ?
Response from Dr. Wohl
Assuming you are not taking HIV medications, I would say this is not typical. The viral load of 78 in Feb 2007 does not fit with the other results and I suspect is not correct. Likewise, the almost 10 fold drop in your viral load from May to August is unusual without HIV medication.
I would be more concerned with a lab problem than an erratic viral load in your blood.
The CD4 cell count is not that different and this makes more sense.
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