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Question

Should I check is my CD4 count is up?

Hi I tested positive in South Africa and my CD4 was 96 on May. It has now been 4 months taking ARV. Is it possible that my CD4 has risen? Should I go and check if they are higher and up?

Answer

Hi

Yes, your CD4 count should definitely have increased by now.

When did your doctor ask you to come back again?

In the UK, after starting HIV treatment, the CD4 and viral load is checked after about four weeks.

If might be different in SA but your nurse, doctor or treatment centre should tell you this.

I hope everything else is going well.

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