Q and A


Can CD4’s fluctuate?

Hello, I am newly diagnosed March this year, My Base CD4 is 255. I\'m on Combo ARV which is Efavirence Lamivudine Tenofovir. Got my blood work this week and it seems like my CD4 drops to 220 in 6 months. Question is, is it common to get fluctuation on your cd4 regardless if your taking your medication on time? No miss dose? My doctor initiate Viral Load test to make sure my med are working. Thank you!


Thanks for getting in touch.

The simple answer is yes, as the following link explains: http://i-base.info/qa/115

As long as your viral load is doing OK, then the drop/fluctuation won’t be an issue. Your doctor wanting to test your viral load is good practice.


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