Cd4 And White Blood Cell Count

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Hellois there the possibility for a person infected with HIV to live for 7 years without any symptoms and changes in the white cell count?when is the virus affecting the white cell count?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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