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Infection versus no meds
Nov 22, 2001

Dear doctor I am positive since 2 years ago. CD4 always up to 500 and VL less than 10,000. I've never been on meds. My question is: if these numbers stay stable what kind of opportunistic infections can I get? Thanks

Response from Dr. Feinberg

IF these lab results remained stable forever, you are not likely to get any major OIs. The problem is that HIV infection is progressive, and these values will eventually slip. Once your T cells decline sufficiently, you will be vulnerable to a wide range of OIs. When you CD4 cells drift below 350, give serious thought to combination meds for HIV. Good luck!


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