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Just diagnosed, and my second blood test shows jump in CD4 and decrease in viral load

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 3 months ago. My first CD4 documented results were they are 834. Also, my viral load was 51,000. Now is it 34,000. I am not on meds. Is this normal?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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