Dec 22, 2010
HELLO DOC, I AM ON FIRST LINE OF MEDICINE AS PER INDIAN GOVERMENT HOSPITAL THAT IS ZIDOVUDINE 300mG + LAMIVUDINE 150mg + NEVIRAPINE 200mg. MY CD4 COUNT AS ON JULY IS 450 BEFORE 6 MONTHS (FEBRUARY) IT WAS 517. IS THIS CHANGE IS NORMAL OR HAVE TO BE TAKEN IN NOTICE AND NEEDS CARE. SECOUNDLY I WANT TO KNOW THAT I AM TENSE ABOUT MY WEIGHT THAT IS I AM LOOSING WEIGHT OVER A PERIOD OF 1 AND HALF YEAR. PREVIOUSLY I WAS WEIGHING 80kgs SAY AROUND IN October 2008 NOW CURRENTLY I AM WEIGHING 72 OR 73 kgs. IS THIS CHANGES ARE DUE TO MY MEDICINE OR THE RESULT IS DUE TO OTHER FACTORS. IS THIS CHANGE IS NORMAL OR MATTER OF CONCERN.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Please direct all purely HIV questions to the HIV forum. I answer questions related to coinfection.
Your CD4 cell count decline is surprising and your weight loss does concern me. No I would not expect this from the medications, unless you are having other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal bloating. Then I would be somewhat concerned about your ZDV and would check a lactate level. Otherwise your weight loss may be related to some non-HIV related issue. I would see your doctor to discuss throughly. Your T cells are so high I am not worried about an HIV related issue.
More evaluation is needed.
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