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cd4 count tested over 1000 in my last test and has dropped by 100 in my recent test , is this normal

During my last test my CD4 count tested over 1000 and my recent test it has dropped to 900, is this normal. I am taking my meds regularly and I don't know whether...
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
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load results are. Assuming your viral load is undetectable, no worries. There is a natural variation in CD4 absolute count. That number is still within the normal range. I also bet your CD4% is stable,... Read more »

Initial CD4 count tests

When one is getting the first lab results (specifically CD4 counts), how does one compare this with... Read more »

When to have Viral Load and CD4 count test?

I've recently been tested for HIV and tested positive. (1 week ago) I am interested to know... Read more »
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PLoS Articles Discuss Simple CD4 Testing in Developing Countries

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Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »

Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »