Feb 17, 2010
is 281 cd4 count is low? my husband is not taking no medications at all! how fast can his cd4 can drop if he is not taking care of hisself?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
A CD4 count of 280 is below normal and if confirmed, meets international criteria for starting on HIV medications. The rate of CD4 loss depends on many characteristics, primarily on one's HIV viral load; the problem with trying to predict CD4 decline is that it's just a prediction. Periodic lab testing is the only way to be certain about one's actual CD4 level.
I hope this helps and wish your husband well, BY
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