Mar 20, 2011
hello, my viral load is undetectable but my t-cell count is progressing very slowly, around 100 now. will I be able to stay on antibiotics if it takes 3 more years to reach 200 or will the antibiotics become ineffective (bactrim, azythromycin) at some point? Related question, my total white blood count is also low, at 2,800. I received neutropenia shots 6 months ago that got my WBC to 7,000, would it be advisable for me to repeat those injections? by the way, I feel fine. thank your for your help
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes you will be able to continue to take antibiotics and they will not lose their effect from prevention of serious AIDS associated infections. Your WBC is not in a danger zone at this point, so although the injections will provide a short term increase in neutrophils, this is unlikely to be sustained. HIV treatment will help this issue over the long term as well.
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