|Newly diagnsed with low CD4 - what should I watch out for?
Sep 12, 2012
Hello -- my partner was recently diagnosed with HIV and just found out that his CD4 count is only 58. The earliest we could get him an appointment with a specialist is at the end of this month, and he's concerned about his health between now and then. Are there any special precautions he should be taking between now and the time he starts on meds to make sure he stays healthy? We just don't want him compounding the HIV with any other infections. Thanks for your help!
| Response from Mr. Vergel
At that CD4 cell level, PCP pneumonia can happen. But it is impossible to predict. Bactrim can prevent it.
Just watch out for symptoms: PCP Pneumonia
Also, after he starts HIV medications, he should watch out for immune reconstitution syndrome: IRIS: Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
Luckily, most people do well and do not have IRIS.
Watch this video with him:
It is good that he has you and that you are so concerned for him. Let me know how it goes.
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