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Lab results showing promise or not?

Apr 28, 2003

Dear Doctor,

I first tested HIV+ on Feb 08,2003, and shortly folowing after another series of tests diagnosed with AIDS on Feb 21,2003.

My February 21 lab results were as follows:

HIV-1 RNA by PCR, Quan = 643,787 copies/ml

HIV-1 RNA Log = 5.808

CD4 = 17.0 Absolute CD4 = 170

My blood test results as of 04/07/2003 were:

HIV-1 RNA Ultra Sensitive QN = 6129 copies/ml

HIV-1 RNA Log = 3.787

I began taking Sustiva once every PM, and Trizivir in AM and PM beginning March 06, 2003.

Somehow these results seem remarkable.Please explain. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Those results are remarkable and tell you that the meds do work. You are on a potent regimen and should be able to get your viral load undetectable pretty soon. Keep up the good work.

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