Aug 21, 2012
I tested hiv positive in march and my cd4 count was 529 and after 6 months it increased to 717. Is it possible for it to increase without any treatment. Could it be a false positive? I haven't had another test to confirm my status.
| Response from Dr. Young
CD4 counts do vary considerably from day to day, often as a reflection of changes in the total white blood cell (WBC) count.
It's entirely possible to see this amount of fluctuation, especially when counts are in the normal range, but a more careful look at other T cell parameters, such as CD4 percentage generally will show that there's been less change.
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