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Adherance to meds

Dec 20, 2009

just got my lab results and CD4 cells went down from 523 to 503 viral load was undetected and went up to 77, CD4 percentage went up from 23 to 30. Is this common or do you think I may have become adherent to Atripla. Any advice or next steps. A bit worry. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not concerned. That decrease in CD4 count is not significant, given the increase in CD4%. Likewise, that increase in viral load is not significant, and I would predict on your next test it will be undetectable again. I would just keep taking the Atripla as prescribed.

Change in viral load.
atripla and high AST and ALT levels

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