CD4 Count Percentage
May 20, 2012
I was diagnosed with Hiv/Aids in 11/2010 when admitted for PCP and loosing 40 pounds and having thrush....in hospital 3 weeks,
Began Atripla and bactrum and still on both. Most recent lab work shows VL as undectable less than 48 and CD count at 204 and at 9%. On 1/20/11 it was 169 and 9%. Am also on Pravastin, Tricor, Baby asprin and Lovaza. Am 56, 6-2, 190
Should I be concerned about the 204 and the 9% figures. Doc says I am his poster child for treatment success. I feel and look great.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
I agree with your doctor. You will still see the CD4 count go up over time, but it will be slow. In general, the lower the CD4 count/percent is when you start treatment, the slower it may take for recovery.
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