Pregnancy And CD4 Count Below 200

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pregnancy and cd4 count

I understand that pregnancy affects a woman's immune system. Is it therefore, possible that one's cd4 count can drop during pregnancy when one is not on meds.
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Pregnancy is associated with subtle immunological changes. During pregnancy the absolute CD4 Count may decrease initially and then increase later in the pregnancy. The magnitude and the direction[ increase versus decrease ] Read more »

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