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Hep C And Lymphocytes

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need to start meds

i have to go on meds i am under 350 but 2 months ago i was 750 how come my cd4 count droped so fast i am not feeling good and i am afraid if i go on meds i will feel worst plus i have hepc sincei was 18 now 42 1a geno i dont know know what to do...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I usually get two CD4 counts when one is very discrepant from another - which is your case. I would also look at the CD4 percentage to see if that is stable. This number is often more reliable that the absolute CD4 count which can drop if your white... Read more »

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T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HI, my son's father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300..... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Uhoh,

On a previous post you said you had low cd4 counts yet have tested negative to hiv (I think you must be well beyond the window period?). I am still freaking about my low cd4 counts - I wish I had never had my CD4 count done! I have tested... Read more »