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AIDS to HIV(T-cell)

Mar 15, 2003

If T-cell count classifies that you have aids, and your T-cell count goes up, do you go back to HIV?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It kind of depends on who needs to know the answer. From a biological standpoint, if your CD4 count increases due to therapy, then you are no longer at risk for serious AIDS associated infections and complications. You therefore go back to being HIV infected and not having AIDS. This has begun to be an issue with insurance companies, state agencies, etc, about whether people should still be receiving AIDS-level benefits.

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CD8s rising with undetectable VL

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