Worried of a low cd count and %age
Dec 11, 2011
Dear Dr. I had last tested for HIV in mid-May 2011, and I was -ve. When I tested mid-November, I was +ve. I believe I got the virus either in Mid-May or Mid-June 2011. My CD4 count results were 193 and 17% on Dec 1, 2011. I immediately started on Apo-Sulfatrim dose. My worry is that everything dropped so instantly! Can the count and percentage still raise? How would you advise me? The VL results are not yet out!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes, your CD4 count can be increased with HIV treatment. The Apo-sulfatrim is an antibiotic to protect you against certain kinds of infections, which doesn't treat HIV infection. So you need to start HIV treatment ASAP to get the virus under control and get your CD4 count back up.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Loose Stool After Receptive Anal Sex Without Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Inverted Condom Worried I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Performing Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- A Wet Clear Vaginal Discharge
- How Much Does It Cost To Get Tested For Stds?
- Smelly Vagina Always Mean An Std
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.