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Just tested positive
Jun 24, 2006

I'm in a panic state. I tested positive for HIV just 6 weeks ago. I'm a very healthy 44 year old male, 5' 11" 175 pounds. I have worked out (cardio and weights)4-5 times per week for 23 years consistently. No drugs, no smoking, no drinking. I had my blood work done and all the levels were in range expect white blood level was 3.6 and recommended range is 3.8 or above. My CD4 level is 391 and my Viral load is 9361. My HIV RNA PCR, Quant in 3.97. My Geneotype is still pending. I live in NYC and my Infectious Disease Specialist from Mount Sinai Hospital said I don't need any meds yet and I'm going to live until I'm very old and gray. Do I need medicaiton yet. Does all the working out help? I just don't know what to think. Would love to know your reaction.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I agree with your doctor. Just keep doing what you are doing regarding the exercise and healthy life habits.



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