If I stop consuming alcohol will my counts improve?
May 29, 2005
June will be 1 year of diagnosis. I started meds in August after being treated for PCP. I am doing well according to doctor. My CD4 is at 175 & VL is undetectible. However, psychologically I want my CD4 above 200. I take care of myself with sleep, excercise, diet etc. I do enjoy my wine and cocktails but not to excess. However, I am thinking about quitting all together to see if this will help, although I rather not. What is your opinion on Alcohol consumption and counts?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
This question has not been well studied. However, indirectly excessive alcohol consumption will decrease counts and function of CD4 cells. It all depends on what "excess" is. You could try stopping or decreasing the quantity of what you currently consume to see if that does effect anything.
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