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CD4 is low low low at one month in... Can you explain???
Aug 1, 2013

I have had a2 negative ora quick reactive ELISA indeterminate Western Blot a negative ora sure and a positive 4th generation. All since the 29 th. I went to the ER to see why I was sick. I had thrush and pneumonia. Cares, Hospital, and Health Department each stated I was in seroconversion. I had syphilis a few month before. Can all the antibiotics and sickness ave affected my CD4

Response from Dr. Henry

A minority of patients can become quite ill when they first become infected with HIV and can have a precipitious drop in their CD4 count (that can often rebound up after the first several months of infection). Having other medical condition can also contribute to the drop in CD4 count in some cases. Again, often the CD4 count may increase after several months but increasingly many experts recommend starting HIV treatment soon after infection. KH

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