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HIV is not a risk when exposed to the air, so your concerns are not warranted and tbh, I doubt even possible.
Really, just stop worrying and taking pointless tests like you have, they only create more issues than resolving your concerns.
protected sex is not a risk and the other concerns you have would never result in HIV transmission.
CD4 count was quite pointless in regards to HIV but, the CD4 cells are made in the spleen, lymph nodes and the thymus gland, which are part of the lymph, or infection-fighting, system. CD4 cells move throughout your body, helping to identify and destroy germs such as bacteria and viruses
Your hep C could have an effect on those results but even a simple cold or virus ( not HIV ) could to, but this is not the forum for this. My CD4 cells were all over the place a few years ago, but I don't have HIV, see my point?
At the end of the day you didn't have a risk of HIV and that's all that can be said to you buds.
Answering someone like me who sounds as anxious as I do can become very tiring. I understand that. Inspite of that, you take time out and explain, thats very generous of you.
Ok, if you suggest cd4 decrease has nothing to do with hiv thats a massive relief (Although I doubt if a simple cold or virus it could go down by 400 counts in 4 weeks) Please understand that I am not trying to argue.
I am only trying to make things clearer for me.
Although, where from I acquired acute HCV is something that I do not understand.
No problem. A little off topic to ease your mind. The normal count for Cd4 is 500 - 1500, at 350 that would be a concern. I cant remember my stats now, but they when down a lot in 6 weeks, scared the ... out of me, but the consultant didn't seem that concerned.
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