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High T-cells + High Viral Load
Feb 14, 2001

My T-cell count is okay (about 700) but my Viral load is very high (80,000) I have a choice whether to start medication or to wait. I also have Hepatitis C and feel I should wait to start medication because of liver damage. What is your advice?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I probably would recommend starting, given that viral load level. Also those with both HIV and HCV, and not on treatment, tend to progress faster. We treat lots of people with both infections, and at least as we can measure it, they don't seem to be suffering from liver problems because of the HIV meds. MH



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