|Undetectable Viral load and Decreasing CD4 and ratio
Apr 11, 2010
Please help. Im a 33 healthy male who lives in Australia. I have been HIV+ for 2 years now. I have been on medication for 11mths (truvada, Strocin,Emtriva . The meds have worked great (VL undetectable and CD4:915@23% -- 972@31%. On 1 Jan 2010, I changed to Atripla and just got my results back, now they have gone haywire VL undetectable CD4:723@28%. I dont understand why it has dropped? I asked my doctor who said it might have been a virus or stress etc.. I havent been sick or stressed as I just come back from holidays and not doing a thing.
Will I be ok or is something wrong? Do you think Ill die or get sick?? Sorry Im really stressed now.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
No worries. Since you are really not changing any meds but just the formulation there should be no change. Although this looks like a big change in CD4 count, given the undetectable viral load, I would not be concerned.
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