Dec 20, 2009
hello doctor.my husband is hiv+ from march 2009 when he had the first infection.then his vl was 4000000,cd4 325.in july this year vl200000,cd4 598 16%and now in decembercd495 14%.he is not taking therapy yet.what do you think about the results?is his body more sensitive and can't fight with the virus?what should we do?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Although his CD4 count is still very good, his CD4% is much lower than one would expect in someone with a CD4 count of around 500. Given that his viral load is also quite high, this indicates to me that the virus is doing a lot of damage to the immune system. I would recommend starting HIV treatment now.
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