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neurological changes
Nov 13, 2002

When a child has HIV, with reasonable labs,and on meds(vl<50=;cd4=34)will the hiv cause neurological changes over time, even when immune stable? Thank you kindly for this site!!!

Response from Dr. Henry

If the CD4 count is 34 (was that the % CD4 cells or the absolute count?)despite an undetectable viral load that is still a problem and puts the child at risk for a wide range of AIDS related complications including central nervous system disorders. If the child has developed normally to date and the virus is under good control then there is hope that the child could continue normal neurologic development. KH



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