My CD4 is 650, do I have AIDS?
I’ve recently been diagnosed HIV positive with a CD4 count of 650. Does this mean I have AIDS, am I an AIDS patient?
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With a CD4 of 650 neither do you have AIDS, and nor are you an AIDS patient. You have HIV. The difference between AIDS and HIV is discussed here:
A CD4 of 650 is good. Do you know your viral load? Have you also been advised to start treatment? Importantly how are you coping with your diagnoses, are you able to get any support?