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New labs results (should I be happy or concerned?)

Oct 4, 2009

On 03/19/08 these were my numbers: CD4 580, CD% 32, VL 8,160. On 12/15/08 these were my numbers: CD4 684, CD% 31 and VL 1,628. On 08/21/09 these are my numbers: CD4 543, CD% 35, VL 544. I am not on meds yet. My CD4 were up now down, CD4% were down and now up, and my VL keep decreasing (I am assuming that It is good) so not sure if I should be happy or concerned, I though that as lower the VL CD4 will remain mostly the same.

Thanks for all your help.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Your labs should, if anything, be reassuring. No matter which number you look at, your viral load is low and your CD4 counts appear to be very stable with a healthy percentage and absolute count.

Be well, BY

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