Ask an expert

22 Jan 2009

Subject: HIV
Posted by: Nana
Hi im 17yrs old i recently did my cd4 count but i don'  t understand they say percantage is 23.9 and absolute cd4 cell is 468 what does that mean i would ask the HIV PEER forum but there is no experts there
Date: 9/10/2008
Answer 327 views

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Nana
Normal CD4 is usually 500-1500 cells per ml blood
Normal CD4 Percentage is usually > 40
They use these numbers to determine whether your immunity system is working ok and if you are HIV positive, whether you need to go onto Antiviral medication. They usually start HIV (antiviral) medication if the CD4 count drops to below 200
Dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9380 votes
67% - 19432 votes