t cell count of 103
Nov 5, 2006
My Aunt's T-cell count is 103 ... she has AIDS ... does not want to take drugs ... how long can she live without them? What can I say to convince her to take them? If she takes drugs, what can she expect? If she doesn't, what can she expect? She just has had PCP and thrush.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The average time to death after an AIDS defining illness is less than 3 years. It is completely preventable with HIV meds. She will live many years if she starts meds and her immune system improves.
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