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low viral load, untreated

Mar 24, 2002

I am untreated by meds, with a viral load bouncing between 18 and 2800 over the past two years, mostly about 700. My t-cells have also bounced a bit, between 500-650, and 32-35. My doctor thinks I need a test only twice a year with these numbers. Do you agree? He says I may never need meds, but that we won't know for some years, say 7-8 after infection. Do you agree? Needless to say, I am grateful to be so fortunate so far.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your numbers llok great. I would be reluctant to predict that far out in the future, but I would say that your numbers currently don't require therapy. Although most providers recommend quarterly labs, if your numbers are very steady then half yearly numbers could be OK.

Will my status be known?
big cd4 drop

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