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If CD4 is low, does that mean infection

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If CD4 is low, does that mean infection?

A low CD4 count would mean an impaired cellular immune response-

It is only a measure of the immune system-

HIV is a very common cause of this, but there are others unrelated to HIV.

So a low CD4 per se does not prove HIV infection, but it would suggest a similar risk for opportunistic infections.


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