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Too slow CD4/% increase.

Dec 9, 2007

I was diagnosed 21 months ago and started treatment immediately. Initial labs VL>100,000 CD4 125 11%. After 12 months my labs were VL<40 CD4 390 21%. My VL has remained <40 but my CD4/% seems stuck between 390 -490 and 18% - 24% and fluctuates between these numbers. So is this fluctuation normal, I assume so and is this likely now to be my numbers or will they improve any more. And if not will this affect my health. Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Some fluctuation is normal and can be the result of other ongoing infections, immunizations, stress, among other reasons. You have had a tremendous response to treatment. Although it is possible your numbers could go higher (as we have seen some increases in after 5 years of treatment) you are likely to be around those numbers for the foreseeable future. Your immune status currently is very good and are unlikely to be at risk for serious infections like you were before starting treatment.

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