|CD4 Count 190
Dec 2, 2005
Realistically,can my + partner's CD4 count increase from 190 to 300 if he is following a healthy lifestyle routine? He is not on medical treatment.
Response from Dr. Henry
The CD4 count can bounce around quite a bit from day to day. If the CD4 count is consistently < 200 then antiretroviral therapy is recommended (generally resulting in a rebound in the CD4 count and a greatly reduced risk for AIDS-related illness and death). No lifestyle intervention has been shown to predictably result in a significant CD4 count increase in the absence of HIV therapy.
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