Dissident AIDS Database

CD4+ countsAlternative causes of depletionPhysical stressSTDs
Acute Sexually Transmitted Infections Increase Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Plasma Viremia, Increase Plasma Type 2 Cytokines, and Decrease CD4 Cell Counts.
 Anzala AO et al.
  “CD4 and CD8 T cell counts... were quantitated before, during, and after episodes of STI [Sexually Transmitted Infections]. I... a decline in CD4+ T cell counts occurred during gonococcal cervicitis and returned to baseline after treatment...Similar changes were seen in women with pelvic inflammatory disease...”
  JID. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-466.2000