|CD4 AND VL Down?!
Jan 27, 2008
After two weeks of taking the medication, my VL was 129, but my CD4 was 274.
These results confuse me a bit... How is it that my VL dropped so dramatically (good thing), but my CD4 didn't improve - it even declined by about 30 points?
should I be worried that my regimen is not working?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
One piece of missing information is what did the CD4% do after starting treatment? As long as that did not go down significantly there is nothing to worry about. I would not make much about changes in CD4 count after only 2 weeks of treatment. It is very important that the viral load is going down significantly.
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