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TCells and Viral Load

Dec 24, 2005

I was tested positive about 10 years ago. My T cells were 7, and viral load was to high to tell actual count. I was told based on the numbers that I would have had to have had the virus for several years prior to the actual positive test. I have tested out of several medications and the current regiment that i have been on still makes me feel ill. My viral load goes >100000, then back to about 10000 and my t cells have never gone higher than 180. Current lab reports show VL at 5000 (about) and t cells at 165. I experience night sweats, have been taking ambien for about a year to sleep and have problems with my leg and arm falling asleep constantly. Should I be concerned about the levels changing like this, as well as the leg and arm issues?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This is a difficult question to answer, as it is unclear what meds you have been on, and what meds you might be resistant to. it is possible that your meds might be contributing to or causing some of the symptoms you are experiencing.

Medication Exposured to Short Term High Temperatures
VL = 0

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