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DRASTIC DROP IN T-CELL COUNT

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drastic drop in T-Cell Count

Just got my lab results and T-Cells dropped a lot. last cd4 543, VL undetected, CD4% 28. new lab results-CD4 343, CD4% 29 and VL undetected. Any suggestions on next steps? I am concerned about big drop.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The CD4 count can vary widely even in the same person in the same day (influenced by sleep and hormone cycles and other non-HIV factors). Your CD4 % was the same or higher than previous so I would expect that your overall CD4 trend is OK with the... Read more »

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