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t cell count
Aug 14, 2014

With a t cell count of 45 how dangerous is it to have daily contact with a lung cancer patient in home hospice care

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Since lung cancer is not contagious or caused by an infectious disease, there should be no risk to a person with a very low CD4 cell count.

If your CD4 is 45, you should be on HIV medications and preventative antibiotics (Bactrim to prevent Pneumocystis, and azithromycin to prevent MAC).

Hope that helps, BY

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