Jan 4, 2009
Greetings from the Philippines!
I am HIV+ co-infected with HBV, and on ART (3 months) and Interferon (5 months) next month I will get my DNA viral load test and cd4 count test after my 6 months of interferon, just in case my cd4 count drops (current cd4 is 140) should I stop taking interferon?
Hope to hear from you soon.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would ask your doctor what your CD4 PERCENTAGE is rather than your CD4 count to make those kinds of decisions, particularly if your interferon is working. Your CD4 count may certainly decline on interferon - that is basically expected. However, I tend to follow only the CD4 percent from before treatment. This is often unchanged (or even increased). Hopefully you are also on a HBV medication (or two) within your ART regimen. Many drugs with activity against HIV also work on HBV (eg, lamivudine, emtricitabine, tenofovir...)
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