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ON NO MEDS.
Apr 17, 2000

My question is that if your viral count is minus and your CD4 count is below 300 you've just contracted that virus within the last six months you never been on meds why are your CD4's so low and the virus is not in your bloodstream yet. Do this mean that you will contract aids sooner.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

People who get infected with HIV whose T cells stay low are at greater risk of having their HIV disease move faster, but viral load is more important in determining the pace of HIv disease than T cells. If by "negative" you mean your viral load is undetectable, then your options are to give it some more time and see if your t cells will improve on their own, or to start medicine for HIV to help boost your T cells.


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