Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


How Bad is it?
Apr 6, 2008

I just found out that my sister is HIV positive. Her CD4 count is 2 and her viral load is 750,000. She's taking Isentress, Truvada, and Kaletra. So how bad is her situation? Can her CD4's go up and VL come down? I'm just really worried!

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This is pretty advanced HIV infection. That is a very aggressive and potent regimen and should result in her CD4 count going up significantly and her viral load going down to undetectable within the first 3 months or so of HIV treatment.



Previous
HIV first, 3 months Later AIDS
Next
understanding first test results

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement