|undectable viral load but decreasing CD4
May 18, 2012
Hi, just got my lab test results to day and very worried. I have been undetectable for over 6 months and my CD4 in February 2012 was 419 but in May 2012 my CD 4 dropped to 361 should and my viral load still undetectable, should i be worried and what would be the possible cause of the drop could it be because i had unprotected sex for two day yet not knowing his status? Your response will be highly appreciated
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thank you for posting.
CD4 cell counts bounce up and down quite a bit without any clinical significance. Indeed there's really no meaningful difference between a CD4 count of 419 and 361.
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