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Is there a CD4 / Viral Load Chart of good, bad?

Apr 10, 2005

I would like to see a CD4 / VIral Load Chart and have them explain to where anyone can understand what they mean and how they can be made better. Such as diet, exercise etc.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Good or bad numbers are subjective. We use a couple of numbers as benchmarks for major treatment decisions. Treatment for HIV is recommended if the CD4 count is < 350, regardless of viral load. Treatment is recommended in people with CD4 counts > 350, if the viral load is > 100,000 copies/mL. A CD4 count < 200, indicates AIDS and a higher risk of opportunistic infections and so certain antibiotics are started to prevent various infections.

My numbers have changed big what does it mean?
c-reactive protein

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