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Lab Results

Jan 28, 2006

My partner also just recieved his first lab results. He has a CD4 Absolute 211L, 12%L, and CD8 Absolute 1062, 62H%, and CD4/CD8 ratio of .20L. How would interpret these results. The doctor perscribed bactrim, strovite forte, sustiva (600mg), and truvada (200mg-300mg). Are these the right medications that he should be taken, or should other regimes be taken into consideration. He wants, of course, the best meds that cause the least amount of side effects and no physical body changes. What he should he do the remain healthy? When should he began HAART? Are there any suggestions that you would make to guide him to successful treatment?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The CD4 count is low , but not critically low. The percentage being < 14% indicates an AIDS diagnosis. Treatment is clearly indicated now and that combination of HIV meds is just fine. The most important thing is to take the meds as prescribed and not miss doses.

Still undetectable
low baseline cd4 counts

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