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Jul 15, 2009

hi, i have a small question to ask, my CD4 count is 150, can this be used as an indicator to say how long i had the HIV? i know its not accurate to say since when i had it, but please i need an answer. thank you very much for you help and your time

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

There is considerable variability in the rate of CD4 cell decline as a consequence of HIV/AIDS. However, in general, for the CD4 count to fall consistently below 200 one would most likely have been HIV infected for a considerable period of time, perhaps 7 to 10 years.

Dr. Bob



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