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Infections & CD4 count

Sep 1, 2008

Hello Doctor Henry,

Do viral or baterial infections, or allergy problems reduce a HIV+ persons CD4 cell count?

Response from Dr. Henry

Some data suggests that a wide range of infections can variably temporarily reduce the CD4 count. I haven't observed or seen much data linking allergy problems (like seasonal hay fever) to low CD4 counts. KH

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