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May 7, 2005

Hello doctor, will you please answer my question? I was positive since July, 2004. I figured that I'm HIV+ this year Febuary. I had couple lab tests every 2 weeks, and my CD4 count came out 200 -> 207(10.2%) -> 210(13%). For the last lab test my viral load was 139,000, but the doctor told me that first VL result has a huge variation so he told me and wait for couple weeks to have a nother test result. Do you think the lab results are getting better? I don't understand why it is so low(CD4). It's been only 6~12 months. I don't eat any junk food. I exercise everyday, and I take Centrom(multivitamin), spirulina(GNC), vitamin C, and Genseng. Thank you doctor.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The CD4 count is pretty consistent. You can certainly get another viral load, but given what I have seen, you need to start HIV treatment.



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