Low CD4 Count: What Does 136 Mean?

Question

My CD4 is 136. Am I going to die, or what can I do to increase my CD4?

Answer

I assume your CD4 count is 136 as a result of HIV infection. I would speak to your doctor or an HIV specialist to start HIV medications as soon as possible. The medications are highly effective and once they have the virus under control, your CD4 count will increase and the damage to your immune system will decrease.