How Fast Does Cd4 Decrease

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Average annual CD4 decline

Hello.. I was recently diagnosed positive and my CD4 is 974, CD4+% = 40%, and viral load
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
...In older natural history studies (in the absence of treatment) the average annual CD4 decline is about 50-75 cells/year. I agree with your doctor that treatment is not indicated now and 3 months is the appropriate Read more »

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