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Newly diagnosed
Nov 9, 2003

My CD4 is 430 and VL is 9760, and both are remaining steady after three labs.

Different doctors have given me conflicting information regarding possible length of time infected and probability of developing AIDS over the next 5 years. What are some thoughts?

Neither doctor has endorsed treatment at this time. Opinions?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It is very hard to determine length of infection. I agree with the no treatment decision. Given those numbers, your risk of progressing to an AIDS defining illness in the next 5 years is < 5%.



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