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First year, good labs, how common?

Nov 18, 2007

Hello Doc and thanks for all your good info. Backgrond and labs: infected Feb/Mar 07 and labs- 4/07 VL 15,900 5/07 CD4 608; 38% 10,100 6/07 CD4 648; 36% 2,200 10/07 CD4 722; 39% 130

What would you call my setpoint? Clearly these are good numbers, but how common/uncommon is this, or what percentile would I fall in?

Hoping for a very long period of health and med-free. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your situation is not that common, and probably occurs in 5% or less of those recently infected. Your CD4 count is in the normal range and at this point your viral load set point is in the low 100s and could get to undetectable. It appears at this pont your own immune system is doing a good job in containing viral replication.

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